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Mark Leckey, The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, the Bluecoat, Liverpool 2013. Photo Jon Barraclough

Mark Leckey, The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, the Bluecoat, Liverpool 2013. Photo Jon Barraclough

Events - Talks

On artist-curated exhibitions

Seminar with Richard Grayson & Jeremy Millar

24 May 2013

2 - 5pm

Free

The Studio

“Why this emphasis on curation- on gathering, filtering, selecting, framing, juxtaposing? Because curation is the native art of the network, and the network – digital, neural, bacterial, financial – now dominates our lives” – Erik Davis

The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, currently showing at Nottingham Contemporary, is curated by Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey. Leckey has aggregated objects and artworks, and compares the ‘leaky typologies’ created to the organisation of folders on his computer desktop.

When describing the process of bringing the exhibition together Leckey has referenced a freedom that artists possess and that curators may not be granted. This seminar, led by Jeremy Millar and Richard Grayson, aims to tease out ideas surrounding the artist-curated exhibition, the freedom Leckey describes, and what the resulting exhibition becomes: a group show, or the artist-curator’s solo exhibition?

Jeremy Millar is an artist, and tutor at the Royal College of Art, London. In 1994, while living in Nottingham, he curated 'The Institute of Cultural Anxiety — Works from the Collection', at the ICA, London.

Richard Grayson is an artist, curator and writer based in London. He was a founder member of The Basement Group, a video and live performance, production and exhibition space in Newcastle (1979–84), and curator of the 2002 Sydney Biennale. He is represented by Matt’s Gallery.

The seminar will be preceded by an exhibition tour. Places are strictly limited. Please email emma@nottinghamcontemporary.org

 

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