Tuesday Talks continue at MMU
Peter Liversidge. Everything is Connected. 2012
Tuesday Talks continue at MMU…
PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE!!
MMU All Saints Campus, New Art & Design Building, Lecture Theatre 403
12pm – 1.30pm, free, no booking necessary
The Tuesday Talks series are a collaboration between the Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Metropolitan University, and as the Whitworth transforms into a 21st century gallery in the park, the talks will be held at MMU.
The Tuesday Talks invites leading artists, thinkers and curators to explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art and is programmed by Professor Pavel Büchler and Bryony Bond.
Is Director and Curator of Exhibitions at Inverleith House in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, where he has organised major exhibitions by some of today’s leading artists based especially in the UK and North America. These have included: Karla Black, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Luke Fowler, Mark Leckey, Richard Hamilton, Thomas Houseago, Douglas Gordon, Lucy McKenzie, Richard Wright and Cerith Wyn Evans; Carl Andre, Louise Bourgeois, William Eggleston, Philip Guston, Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell, John McCracken, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Robert Ryman, Rudolf Stingel, Richard Tuttle, Cy Twombly, Lawrence Weiner and Franz West. He is currently working on the first UK Museum exhibition by the American artist Dan Colen (b.1979) which opens on 12 October 2013. He trained as a plant ecologist and also has a professional interest in the relationship between art and science.
Every element in an exhibition of work by Peter Liversidge begins at the artist’s kitchen table with Liversidge sitting alone writing proposals on an old manual typewriter. These hand-typed pages, present an array of possible and impossible ideas for performances and artworks in almost every conceivable medium. Liversidge has said: “… the process is also about the notion of creativity: it’s important that some of the proposals are actually realized, but no more so that the others that remain only as text on a piece of A4 paper…”.
Liversidge has exhibited throughout Europe and the USA, including the Tate Gallery, Liverpool; The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Finland. A major solo exhibitiondoppelgänger at Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh as well as new public art commission, Flags for Edinburgh, launched in August as part of the 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival.
Maria Fusco is a Belfast-born writer based in Edinburgh. She is a Chancellor’s Fellow at Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland and was Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work is published internationally and is translated into more than seven languages, and she has been awarded as one of Canongate’s Future 40.
She is the founder and editorial director of The Happy Hypocrite, a semi-annual journal for and about experimental art writing. In 2009-10, she was the inaugural Writer in Residence at Whitechapel Gallery in London, and in 2008-9, the Critic in Residence at The Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, and has been awarded as a Jerwood Creative Catalyst. She wrote the screenplay for GONDA, a film by Ursula Mayer based around Ayn Rand’s 1934 play Ideal, commissioned by Film London, and published as a ciné-roman by Sternberg Press.
This year Fusco is Writer-in-Residence at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and a Hawthorden Fellow, Scotland. She is currently working on a new book about Donald Sutherland.
Sally Tallant is the Director of Liverpool Biennial – The UK Biennial of International Contemporary Art. From 2001 to 2011 she was Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery, London where she was responsible for the development and delivery of an integrated programme of Exhibitions, Architecture, Education and Public Programmes. She has curated exhibitions in a wide range of contexts including the Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Hospitals, Schools as well as public commissions. She has developed commissioning programmes for artists in a range of contexts and developed long-term projects including The Edgware Road Project, Skills Exchange and Disassembly. She has also curated performances, sound events, film programmes and conferences including initiating the Park Nights series in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilions and co-curating the Serpentine Gallery Marathon series with Hans Ulrich Obrist. She is a regular contributor to conferences nationally and internationally
JJ Charlesworth has been writing about contemporary art since he left Goldsmiths College London in 1996, where he did a degree in art. He is associate editor at the leading contemporary art magazine ArtReview and writes regularly on art for magazines such as Art Monthly, Time Out London and the US website Art Agenda. He is currently researching a doctoral thesis at the Royal College of Art, on British art criticism in the 1970s.