Kostas Tzimoulis (DAI, 2011) and his friends at Green Park invite you to a talk by Grant Watson (DAI advisor), followed by a conversation between him, Nick Aikens (DAI core tutor), Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Christian Nyampeta ( DAI returning guest tutor).
During this autumn and winter a series of talks are taking place in Green Park by curators, artists, and theorists that visit Athens. Previous talks in this series include Dan Perjovschi, Natasa Illic/ WHW, Kuba Szreder, Ahmet Öğüt and Pelin Tan
6 February 2016 Διάλεξη / Talk *#5 Grant Watson & Through the Fog
18:00 Grant Watson : “How We Behave” Presentation by Grant Watson about his project “How We Behave”, His research projects include “How We Behave” (with If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam), which explores the “Care of the Self” in relation to contemporary practice; and “Practice International” (Iaspis, Sweden, Casco, Holland, and Raw Material, Senegal) and “Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures” (Goldsmiths College, London) both of which look at historical and current examples of art and cosmopolitanism. Grant Watson teaches Curatorial Theory at the Royal College of Art in London and has been involved in the Dutch Art Institute as a tutor, curator and advisor since 2008.
Grant Watson was Senior Curator at the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) London (2010–2014), Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MuHKA), Antwerp (2006–2010), Curator of Visual Arts at Project, Dublin (2001–2006). Recent exhibitions include How We Behave (Nottingham Contemporary and The Showroom in London), Social Fabric (Iniva, Lunds Konsthall and Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai), Keywords: Art Culture and Society in 1980s Britain (Tate Liverpool), and the touring retrospective Sheela Gowda: Open Eye Policy (Van Abbemuseum, Lunds Konsthall and Irish Museum of Modern Art).
Within the context of the exhibition ‘Through the Fog: Descripting the Present’ at State of Concept curator Nick Aikens and three of the participating artists will exchange images and ideas related to their work. The artists will show excerpts form projects, research and respond to each others practice. In a present moment defined through a foreboding mix of crisis and transition, what Nick Aikens describes as a ‘fog’, modes of understanding and articulating our subject positions seem vital. Drawing on varying frameworks such as the field of idiorhythmy, utopian architectural plans and Michel Foucault’s assertion that ‘biographies could be the basis for a work of art’, the work of Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Christian Nyampeta and Grant Watson explore the complex relationship between protagonists and their context, forms of subjectivity and modes of address.
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