The Culture Of Curating And The Curating Of Culture(s) Book Launch Event
The Culture Of Curating And The Curating Of Culture(s)
An evening of talks, discussions, a book launch and music with Paul O’Neill and Gavin Wade
6 February, 6.30 – 8.30pm
6.30 – 7.00 Talk by Paul O’Neill
7.00 – 7.30 Talk by Gavin Wade
7.30 – 8.00 Paul and Gavin in-conversation
8.00-8.30 music and informal discussion
This event will examine current models in contemporary curating through two informal presentations by Paul O’Neill, artist, curator and writer and Gavin Wade, Director of Eastside Projects. It will also act as a book launch and celebration of the newly published The Culture Of Curating And The Curating Of Culture(s), edited by Paul O’Neill in which Eastside Projects is taken as a case study.
Paul O’Neill will describe how the development of the last ten years of his curatorial practice has led to an understanding of how cumulative and expanding exhibition-forms can constitute an investigation into the curatorial role. He will discuss his cohesive and co-operative approach to exhibition-making achieved through close involvement with artists during all stages of the exhibition production.
Gavin Wade will present a sequence of awakenings of the artist-curator within his own projects from 1997 – 2012. He will discuss his curatorial artworks, structures, reenactments, fictional characters and upcycled texts and will contextualise his work by finding points of comparison and divergence within the work of peers and in historical precedents.
Dr. Paul O’Neill is an artist, curator, educator and writer based in Bristol in the UK. Paul has co-curated more than fifty exhibition projects across the world including: Our Day Will Come: A free-school art project, Hobart, Tasmania (2011); We are Grammar, Pratt Institute Manhattan Gallery, New York (2011); Coalesce: happenstance, SMART, Amsterdam (2009); General Idea: Selected Retrospective, Project, Dublin (2006). His extensive writings on the development of contemporary curatorial discourse have been published in many books, catalogues, journals and magazines. He is Reviews Editor of Art and the Public Sphere Journal, and on the editorial boards of The Exhibitionist Journal and the Journal of Curatorial Studies. He is editor of the curatorial anthology, Curating Subjects (2007), and co-editor of Curating and the Educational Turn (2010) with Mick Wilson, both published by de Appel and Open Editions (Amsterdam and London), and Locating the Producers: Durational Approaches to Public Art (Amsterdam, Valiz, 2011) edited with Claire Doherty. His new authored book The Culture of Curating and The Curating of Culture(s) has recently been published by MIT Press, Cambridge, MASS., 2012. www.pauloneill.org.uk
Gavin Wade is Director of Eastside Projects, Birmingham, an artist-curator and Publisher of Strategic Questions. Previous projects include Strategic Questions Venice, 52 nd Venice Biennale (2007); Public Structures, Guangzhou Triennial, China (2005); ArtSheffield05: Spectator T (2005). His books include UPCYCLE THIS TEXT, Stroom (2011); Has Man A Function In Universe? Bookworks (2008); The Interruptors: A Non-Simultaneous Novel, Article Press (2005); STRIKE (adjusted by Liam Gillick), Alberta Press London (2002); and Curating In The 21st Century, The New Art Gallery Walsall (2000).