The micro talks series During Exchange Rates the international Bushwick expo, speakers from across the creative spectrum were asked to talk about a single work of art/book/film/idea that has informed their practice. They were allowed to use one image (projected behind them) and had 10 minutes.
Micro talks series
The micro talks series Speakers from across the creative spectrum descended on the Averard Hotel to talk about a single work of art/book/film/idea that has informed their practice. They were allowed to use one image (projected behind
them) and they had 10 minutes.
The University Gallery
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.
Presented by: NEUSCHLOSS and Northumbria University
Contemporary Art and the Old Masters
Copyright / Copyleft
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?
Art in the Public Sphere
Mediating Contemporary Art
The huge public interest in contemporary art – witness the publicity of the Turner Prize, the queues at Frieze, or the crush at Tate Modern – doesn’t necessarily match public understanding of it. For many, the world of contemporary art is a closed shop, with its own esoteric jargon, byzantine economies, and bizarre products. This panel will discuss the nature of bridging the gap between the complexities of contemporary art practice and the general public. How, why and for whom should mediation happen? And what are the implications for artists, institutions and the public?
All Sluice_talks are free, as part of our biannual fundraising efforts donations are sought for this talk:
Art As News
Art As News, Art in the News: New Forms of and Trends in Art Reading, Writing, Reviews consisted of a panel of prominent critics from New York based print and online media platforms. The panel was sponsored by Hyperallergic and Livestream Public and took place during Exchange Rates, the international Bushwick expo.
Renderings: Encounters & Translations was a reading, organised and presented by Centotto. The panel was sponsored by Hyperallergic and Livestream Public and took place during Exchange Rates, the international Bushwick expo.
Collectives and Collaborations: Artist Groups and Curatorial Partners took place during Exchange Rates, the international Bushwick expo. It consisted of participating gallerists and artists of the expo.
Art, Architecture, and the Environment
Art, Architecture, and the Environment took place during Exchange Rates, the international Bushwick expo. It was organised and presented by Associated gallery as part of 'Altered Terrain', a grouping within Exchange Rates that focused on land, the environment, place of origin and the enduring influence of one’s environs. The works touched upon a variety of questions: “What are the meanings, both personal and political, of ‘land’ and ‘environment’?”; “How do shifting notions of place both contribute to and/or detract from a larger creative inquiry?”; “Where is the locus of concern, aesthetically speaking, with regard to place of origin, class, mobility, and accessibility?”; “In a geo-political landscape, how do issues regarding conservation, entropy, and sustainability enter into and inform the contemporary artists’ oeuvre?”
Here Be Curators
Here Be Curators. Who or what is a curator? Are curators necessary and, if so, what are the limits of their domain? The title of "curator" appears to be changing in meaning at an exponential rate. Is the title of curator an attempt to embellish a more mundane practice with an essence of creativity and expertise? Has the curator become a creative, or are we only now acknowledging the creativity and necessary specialisation involved in the field? What impact does such a curator have on the process of exhibiting art?
Here_Be_Curators #2 Where does authorship lie? Here Be Curators posited that all artistic practice is a coalition of varying degrees between the artist, the curator, the institution and the viewer.
Sluice itself is conceived of as an expanded practice, and everything that enters Sluices orbit becomes a part of that practice. In the spirit of this we have made the transcript interactive.
Why Brooklyn? Why Bushwick? Why now? Five New York gallerists that participated in the 2013 edition of the Sluice__ art fair discuss their experience of the art world and the wild heterogeneity of an emerging art scene in a changing part of New York.
Imagining a re-synchronizing
Imagining a re-synchronizing (The Phantom Twin) was organised and presented by The Modern Language Experiment. The talk seeks to uncover deeper understandings regarding ideas of creation through new forms of collaboration. The (not so) science fiction ideas of artificial intelligence as an increasingly active agent within modes of making. How alternative modes of artistic production and collaboration can be imagined through new forms of social and political change by focusing on radical autonomous networks vs accepted nodes of production.
Sluice 2011 Panel
Sluice__ art fair 2011 Art fairs - are they necessary? What's their relationship or even impact on art production? What's the effect on the way art is digested and understood by the wider public beyond the art world in-crowd?