m76: Parallel Systems, Pragmatics and Sustainability in Art practice

Monday Night Lectures:

Eine Zusammenarbeit des MFA-Programms (Master of Fine Arts) der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Fakultät Gestaltung, Prof. Liz Bachhuber, mit dem ACC.

Vortrag in englischer Sprache.

(Kontakt: Andrea Theis, Künstlerische Mitarbeiterin MFA Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Fakultät Gestaltung)

Andrew Sunley-Smith, Glasgow
Vortrags- und Gesprächsreihe zur Kunst im öffentlichen Raum und neue künstlerische Strategien (in engl. Sprache).

Sweat for art? on 30.6.
Sweat for art? on 30.6.

Andrew Sunley Smith's art practice is best described as an interconnected system that aims to fuse art and the outside, everyday world. The projects can be viewed as direct and pragmatic responses to his personal history as a migrant. The artworks also reflect a scrutinisation and criticality of the economy of the art world, as well as a reassess many of the ideas proposed by much dematerialist and conceptual art. But although these projects aim to offer something back to visitors (whether that be a library reference, freshly picked food or a relaxing sauna), they are not solely altruistic; these resources are used on a daily basis by the artist himself, and represent his own interest in permaculture, recycling, sustainability, the notion of direct experience and also forms modular architecture. Additionally many of the works reflect an anxiety underpinning the contemporary culture of consumption, and situations caused by mass displacement, global migration and unrest.

Montag, 30.06.2008, 20:00 Uhr, ACC Galerie Weimar
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