Organised in collaboration with IADTs ARC MA programme, this seminar focuses on past exhibitions of contemporary art that have changed the way art is seen, made and understood. Taking into account broader effects of digital technologies, global contexts and postcolonial realities, this seminar highlights the crucial role artists and audience play in questioning and shaping exhibition forms. Chaired by Dr Maeve Connolly, CoDirector of the ARC Programme at IADT, speakers include Dr Lucy Steeds, Senior Research Fellow at Afterall, London (and commissioning editor of Afteralls Exhibition Histories book series), Kate Strain, Artistic Director, Grazer Kunstverein, Peter Maybury, artist, designer, musician, exhibition curator, and researchers from IADTs ARC programme.
This seminar provided ample opportunity for debate in advance of the IMMA / NIVAL programme ROSC 50 1967 / 2017 (05 May - 18 June 2017, Project Spaces). A Performance ROSC: Fiction of the Contemporary is hosted by ARC research students to conclude the seminar.
In Running Order of Presenting:
Dr. Maeve Connolly - Introduction
Dr. Lucy Steeds - Presentation + Q&A
Kate Strain - Presentation + Q&A
Peter Maybury - Presentation + Q&A
Panel Discussion - Lucy Steeds, Kate Strain, Peter Maybury, Maeve Connolly
ARC Performance - Fiction of the Contemporary
Maeve Connolly is a Dublin-based researcher, focused on changing cultures and economies of art and media practice. She is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Film, Art & Creative Technologies at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dublin, Ireland, where she co-directs the MA in Art & Research Collaboration (ARC) and also teaches studio modules on the BA in Art.
Dr Lucy Steeds is Senior Research Fellow within the art programme at Central Saint Martins, Lucy Steeds manages the Exhibition Histories project for Afterall. She contributes to the MRes Art: Exhibition Studies course at CSM and convenes the Exhibitions: Histories, Practices research group.
Kate Strain is the Artistic Director of the Grazer Kunstverein. Based between Austria and Dublin, ongoing curatorial projects include The Centre For Dying On Stage, an online research and commissioning body; Department of Ultimology, a new department established in 2016 in Trinity College Dublin; and RGKSKSRG, the paired curatorial practice of Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain.
Peter Maybury works as an artist, graphic designer, and musician. Peter has wide-ranging experience in working with creative practitioners and institutions, editors and curators, including over 80 individual artists publications, and more than 40 group show publications, for clients in Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, UK, US, Italy and Canada.
ROSC: Fiction of the Contemporary is a publication and performance by year one MA in Art and Research Collaboration researchers in response to the ROSC archives.The performance will include readings and interpretations of archival texts.
This seminar took place on the 23 March 2017 at IMMA.
Image credits: ROSC - Fiction of the Contemporary, courtesy of ARC researchers.