16 - 18 OCTOBER
11 - 6PM
OXO TOWER WHARF
ArtHelix New York USA BLOC Projects Sheffield UK Blackwater Polytechnic Essex UK Caustic Coastal Manchester UK Division of Labour Worcester UK DOLPH London UK Dorado Projects New York USA Ech-O-Cham-Ber Birmingham UK Day+Gluckman London UK Florence Trust London UK galleryELL New York USA Gallery North Newcastle UK Interview Room 11 Edinburgh UK Islington Mill Salford UK Lateral ArtSpace Cluj Romania Look&Listen Saint-Chamas France MADE New York USA PAPER Gallery Manchester UK The Penthouse Manchester UK QWERTY various Denmark The Royal Standard Liverpool UK Saturation Point London UK SEASON Seattle USA Slate Projects London UK Square Art Projects London UK studio 1.1 London UK Surface Arts Bangkok Thailand studio 1.4 London UK Studio One London UK Theodore:Art New York USA The Modern Language Experiment London UK Transition Gallery London UK Vacuous London UK Vane Newcastle UK
For Sluice_screens 2015 several curators and artists have been invited to programme a day each. On the final day the winner of the inaugral Sluice_screens ↄc Prize will be exhibited.
For more info on the inaugral Sluice_screens ↄc Prize click here
Art in the Public Sphere
Friday / 1.30pm 16th Oct
What does it mean to make 'public art'? How does working with art in the public sphere affect both the art, and the public? A discussion with an artist and public programmer on the benefits and pitfalls of 'public art' practice.
Friday / 3pm 16th Oct
A discussion of the discrepancies around Carl Andre's 'Equivalent VIII' (Tate), its description, measurements, provenance, and position within art history.
The University Gallery
Friday / 4.30pm 16th Oct
What is the role, function and value of a university art gallery? A response to the variety of relationships that exist between Universities and the processes and places of art exhibition that occur within or in relation to them. How practices of art making, curation and teaching respond to shifts within both the HE sector and the wider context of art exhibition. What is the nature, purpose, and value of university art galleries? An analysis and discussion of the topic, with reference to new research from Northumbia University.
Contemporary Art and the Old Masters
Saturday / 1.30pm 17th Oct
Historic collections are increasingly interested in engaging with the work of living artists. What does this trend suggest? Does contemporary art have anything to say about the art of the past - or vice versa?
Paying Artists in the Artist-led
Saturday / 3.30pm 17th Oct
The Paying Artists campaign aims to secure payment for artists exhibiting in publically funded galleries. But what about paying artists in the Artist-led field? A discussion on how artists can lead the way on fair pay.
The Shadow of an Unseen Power
Saturday / 4.50pm 17th Oct
Talk/Q&A session discussing methods of activism in art and art as a method of contextualising contemporary political issues around nuclear weapons and power.
Copyright / Copyleft
Sunday / 11.30am 18th Oct
How is the virality of digitised art effecting the perception of creative production? What effect do the differing philosophical stances inherent to copyright vs copyleft have on how the art-world engages with artists? What light can be thrown on this post-internet battleground by contextualising it within an art-historical framework?
Sunday / 1.50pm 18th Oct
Making collecting a more affordable, socially inclusive activity. The talk will explore how developing a larger, culturally diverse constituency of collectors helps to build bridges between new audiences, the art market and artists.
Sunday / 3pm 18th Oct
A conversation about the current revival of abstract painting, led by three abstract painters.
The Art World as Open System
Sunday / 4.30pm 18th Oct
Exploring the principal of open vs closed systems, to address the question: which tools do I need as an artist to take part in an open environment?
Issue one of the new Sluice_magazine will hit the newsstands early October 2015.
Issue one features articles by Thomas Marks, Clara Keating, Laura Davidson, an interview by Paulette Terry Brien and much more.
The Shadow Archive
The Shadow Archive is a live and ongoing archive that collects and catalogues self-organised art spaces. It operates on the premise that such spaces can be understood as co-authored artworks, created collaboratively as useful sites for discussion, production, support, exhibition and interaction. The Shadow Archive offers a platform for those that run self-organised art spaces to describe themselves and seeks to archive the subjectivity of each space.
The Shadow Archive is an ongoing curatorial project by independent curator, Nathalie Boobis, in collaboration with archivist, Anthony Day.
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photos: Laura Mott
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