This week: The second installment in our Open Engagement 2013 series! Caroline Picard talks to Amy Spiers.
Amy Spiers is a Melbourne-based artist and writer interested in socially engaged and participatory art. She employs a cross-disciplinary approach that includes photography, video, installation, text and performance for both site-specific and gallery contexts. Amy completed a Master of Fine Art at the Victorian College of Art in 2011. During her studies she explored strategies for inviting viewer participation in her art.
Amy has presented numerous art projects in festivals and galleries across Australia, including Melbourne Fringe, Next Wave, Tiny Stadiums, This Is Not Art, Performance Space, Platform, Inflight ARI and SASA Gallery.
For more information about Amyâ€™s work go to:Â amyspiers.tumblr.com
This week: Part one of the Open Engagement conference 2013 series. Caroline Picard talks to Caire Doherty!
Claire Doherty is Director of Situations. Claire initiated Situations in 2003 following a ten-year period investigating new curatorial models beyond conventional exhibition-making at a range of art institutions including Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Spike Island, Bristol and FACT (Foundation of Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool. Claire has worked with a diversity of artists including Lara Almarcegui, Uta Barth, Brian Catling, Phil Collins, Nathan Coley, Lara Favaretto, Ellen Gallagher, Joseph Grigely, Jeppe Hein, Susan Hiller, Mariele Neudecker, Cornelia Parker, Roman Ondak, Joao Penalva and Ivan and Heather Morison. She has advised a range of organisations as curatorial consultant including Tate, Site Gallery Sheffield and is author of the public art strategies for the University of Bristol and Bjorvika, Oslo Harbour.
In 2009, Claire was awarded a prestigiousÂ Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough AwardÂ as an outstanding cultural entrepreneur. Claire directedÂ One Day SculptureÂ in 2008-9 with David Cross, a year-long collaborative series of 20 commissioned, 24-hour public artworks across New Zealand. In 2010, she was Co-Curatorial Director ofÂ Wonders of WestonÂ for Weston-super-Mare.
Doherty lectures and publishes internationally. She is editor ofÂ Contemporary Art: From Studio to SituationÂ (Black Dog Publishing, 2004);Â Documents of Contemporary Art: SituationÂ (Whitechapel/MIT Press, 2009) and co-editor with David Cross ofÂ One Day SculptureÂ (Kerber, 2009), with Paul Oâ€™Neill,Â Locating the Producers: Durational Approaches to Public ArtÂ (Valiz, 2011) and with Gerrie van Noord,Â Heather and Ivan Morison:Â Falling into PlaceÂ (Book Works, 2009). She was also an external advisory member of the Olympic Park Public Realm Advisory Committee and a Fellow of the RSA.
This week: 8 years!!! We wrap up season 8 with the Artist as Arbiter panel from CAA 2013.
Moderators:Â Duncan Mackenzie, Columbia College, Chicago/Director, Bad At Sports AND Shannon R. Stratton, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago/Director, threewalls
With our powers combined: queer collaboration, distribution, intervention, gentrification
Independent artist, curatorÂ and critic
Laurie Beth Clark & Michael Peterson
Whereâ€™s the art? Hosting/Framing Creativity
University of Wisconsin & University of Wisconsin-Madison
E. G. Crichton
Migrating Archives: how I became a matchmaker and archive activist
University of California Santa Cruz/The GLBT Historical Society
Parallel Practice: The Artist as Curator
Professor, Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University
Philip Von Zweck
On Nested Authorship
Columbia College, Chicago
This week:Amanda Browder (of the Amanda Browder show) chats with artists and curators Keri Oldham and Jacob Rhodes, founders of the artist run space Field Projects located in Chelsea, NYC. Listen to our conversation about artists as curators, the current gallery system and the ways these two have worked to make Field Projects a space for innovation and a more open dialog between artist and gallery.
Next, Max and Hank do the shortest interview in the history of the show at Chicago Comic Con.
Lastly, Bad at Sports remembers Eydie Gorme.
Field Projects is an artist run project space and online venue dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists. Centered on short-term curatorial projects, Field Projects presents monthly exhibitions at their Chelsea location in addition to pop-up exhibitions throughout New York City. Artists and curators are invited to submit their work for consideration in future exhibitions through our open call submissions guidelines.
Keri Oldham is a New York-based artist and curator working in watercolor, paper and video. Her work deals with issues of identity, religion, love and death in cinema. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Oldham has exhibited her work throughout the country, including: Jen Bekman Gallery in New York, Kirk Hopper Gallery in Dallas, The Hardware Store Gallery in San Francisco, Camel Art Space in New York, The Dallas Contemporary, The Reading Room and 500X in Dallas. She was a 2011 Summer Central Track resident and has received other awards including a 2010 New Media Fellowship with BRIC Arts in Brooklyn.
Oldham is also founder of Field Projects, an artist-run project space in Chelsea. Her work has been spotlighted and reviewed byÂ Beautiful/Decay, Gwaker Arts, Glasstire, D Magazine, San Francisco WeeklyÂ and others.
Jacob Rhodes’ work explores codes of masculinity, class and the inherent violence in homo-social interaction. The middle child of three boys born to a car mechanic and a school cafeteria cook, Jacob spent his youth touring in punk bands, publishing zines, and self producing records. He received his BFA in New Genre and Photography fromÂ Otis College of Art and DesignÂ in Los Angeles where he studied under Larry Johnson, Bruce Hainley, and Richard Hawkins. After graduating, he joined theÂ US Army, spending three years in Alaska at Fort Wainwrightâ€™s 172nd Arctic Infantry Brigade. In 2005, he returned to school attendingÂ Skowhegan School of PaintingÂ and then earned his MFA in Sculpture atÂ Yale SchoolÂ of Art in 2007. Jacob has shown at the Bronx Museum, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, Federal Art Project, Los Angeles, Galerie Im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, and Bart Wells Institute, London. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
From Modern Art Notes…
In an effort to spotlight the collections at the Detroit Institute of Arts that would be lost if the threatened sale of art in collections at the DIA are sold, all day long Modern Art Notes and many other sites will be spotlight art at the DIA. Iâ€™ll be featuring roughly an artwork an hour for the next ten hours. I hope this will help Â spotlight both the collection at the DIA and the access we have to Detroitâ€™s art. I think that the more people think about whatâ€™s at the DIA, the more concerned theyâ€™ll be about what could happen there.
How can you help support the DIA? Share artwork here on MAN and at other sites with your friends. If you live in Michigan, tell your elected officials that the future of Detroit is important to you and that you donâ€™t support a fire sale of the cityâ€™s future.Â Best of all: Join meÂ in becoming a member of the Detroit Institute of Arts.