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Tuesday Talks at MMU

January 13, 2014

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Tuesday Talks at MMU

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.



21 January

Simon Patterson

Simon Patterson came to prominence in the late 1980s. He was was included in the seminal exhibition, Freeze curated by Damien Hirst in 1988 and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1996. Patterson has had solo exhibitions throughout the US, Europe and Japan including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Kunsthaus Zurich. His work is included in the public collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Gallery, London and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


28 January

Andy Holden

Andy Holden graduated from BA Fine Art at Goldsmith’s College in 2005. He works with plaster, bronze, ceramics, found objects and images, household paint and printmaking, sound and performance; he has created monumental outdoor sculptures, affordable multiples and complex, poetic events. In 2010 he curated Be Glad For the Song Has No End ~ A Festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, and he co-runs the record label Lost Toys Records, as well as performing regularly with his band The Grubby Mitts.

Recent solo exhibitions include Andy Holden: Maximum Irony, Maximum Sincerity 1999-2003: Towards a Unified Theory of MI!MS at Zabludowicz Collection, London; Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Cookham Erratics, Benaki Museum, Athens; Art Now: Andy Holden, Tate Britain and The Desert Project, at Works|Projects, Bristol.


4 February

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson is a curator, art historian, and art critic. He has been Curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art at Tate Britain since 2006, previously he was the deputy editor of Art Monthly for nine years. He recently wrote about Richard Hamilton’s Swingeing London 67 (f) for Afterall’s One Work series and curated Keith Arnatt: Sausages and Food and Ian Hamilton Finlay at Tate Britain last year.


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