Free event: Contemporary Art Society Study Day

The University’s Victoria Gallery and Museum (VG&M) will host a Contemporary Art Society Study Day this week, which will explore ephemerality, preservation and other challenging issues involved with exhibiting artworks.

The session, which takes place on Friday 2 February, will be free and includes lunch.

The `Post-Medium Collecting’ study day will focus on the New Perspectives exhibitions – a series of contemporary art commissions curated by Rose le Jeune that draw inspiration from rarely exhibited works from the VG&M collection.

Collecting the Ephemeral

The day will see curator Rose le Jeune and independent academic Dr Rebecca Gordon discuss issues that arise when setting new ephemeral and process-based artworks in dialog with historical artefacts, as is the case in the New Perspectives exhibition.

Talks from the artistsVICT

There will also be the unique opportunity to visit Phoebe Cummings’ Model for a Common Room together with the artist (pictured below). Cummings will explain how she made the work entirely in raw clay and how it engages with the museum’s collections.

Later artist Ludovica Gioscia will speak about her Giant Decollages, architectural interventions created by layering numerous hand printed and custom wallpapers that get subsequently ripped back in order to reveal the strata underneath.

Sarah Elson’s ‘Launch Pad’

The day will conclude with a panel discussion with art historian and philanthropist Sarah Elson, who will talk about her project ‘Launch Pad’ as a new model for exhibiting artists in a domestic setting.

To find out more on how to book and to see the full programme, please visit the event page.

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