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  • Symposium:
    Working Together
    The Impact of Artists on Institutions
  • 2 April 2016, 10.00am to 6.00pm
  • Focal Point Gallery

Working Together:
The Impact of Artists on Institutions

Keynote Speakers: Artist Ed Atkins with Beatrix Ruf, Director of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

£10 admission (including lunch and refreshments) Concessions available for students, practising artists, unwaged and registered disabled attendees.

Please book on Eventbrite here

The East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) and Focal Point Gallery is pleased to announce a symposium that will explore the dynamic relationship between artist, curator and organisation.

Working with colleagues in the Netherlands, this symposium will explore the dynamic relationship between artist, curator and organisation; looking at how collaborations on new projects and commissions allows for institutional methodologies and processes to be challenged and changed. The symposium will profile innovative case studies from arts organisations in the Netherlands, presented in partnership with the artists they work with, to interrogate how artists have impacted on working with communities and on the development of collecting and curating contemporary art.

Organised by the East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN), it will include an opportunity to see the exhibition ‘duh? Art & Stupidity’ featuring work by Tariq Alvi, BANK, Michael Bracewell, Archie & Edith Bunker, Werner Büttner & Albert Oehlen, Bonnie Camplin, Cecelia Condit, The Cockettes, Claude Faraldo, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Ryan Gander, Mario Garcia Torres, Isa Genzken, Gaylen Gerber, Judith Hopf, Larry Johnson, Erik van Lieshout, Kalup linzy, Clunie Reid, Kim Schoen, Lily van der Stokker, Annika Ström, Sturtevant, Rosemarie Trockel, Tomi Ungerer and Andy Warhol.

The keynote address will be given by artist Ed Atkins with Beatrix Ruf, Director of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Details of other contributors will be announced in due course. Please check Eventbrite here for tickets and further announcements.

This symposium is supported by the Art Fund who are providing additional funding to offer ten bursaries for travel and admission for UK based curators to this event. To apply send your CV and a 300 word statement explaining why attending would be beneficial to you – priority will be given to curators working in a museum or gallery that has a permanent collection. Please include the level of bursary you require and a financial breakdown. Email your application to programmes@artfund.org by 12noon on Friday 11 March.

Additionally, ECVAN is offering five bursaries for travel and admission for UK based Artists. To apply, send your CV and a 300 word statement explaining why attending would be beneficial to you, to info@wysingartscentre.org by 12noon Friday March 11th. Please include the level of bursary you require and a financial breakdown.

Supported by The Art Fund with additional support from the Contemporary Art Society.

ECVAN is part of the national Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) and delivers collaborative projects that explore new ways of working together to support artists, develop arts infrastructure and reach new audiences for art in new ways. ECVAN includes Aid & Abet, Cambridge; Art Exchange at The University of Essex; Bedford Creative Arts; Black Barn Project Space, Norfolk; Colchester & Ipswich Museums; Deborah Smith Projects; Departure Lounge, Luton; firstsite, Colchester; Focal Point Gallery, Southend; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Norwich Castle Museum; Outpost, Norwich; Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds; The Minories Galleries, Colchester; UH Galleries, University of Hertfordshire; Professor Lynda Morris; and Katherine Wood. ECVAN is chaired and coordinated by Wysing Arts Centre.