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Arnolfini’s Futures: a workshop Monday 24th January

Over the course of Arnolfini's 50th anniversary year, artist Neil Cummings will be working with us to develop a series of self-portraits of the Arnolfini using information from the archive. These portraits will also speculate on our futures.

On 24 January, Neil will participate in a workshop at Arnolfini where we will collectively imagine possible futures for the Arnolfini, and the culture in which it is situated. In preparation, it would be great if you could spend few minutes thinking about:

In 2061 the Arnolfini will be.………..".
My role (or equivalent) at the Arnolfini consists of………..”.
The organisation looks like this……….”.

ChaplinI saw Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush on Monday 3rd January 2011.

The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Carl Davis played a live accompaniment to Chaplin's silent classic in a special performance at the Royal Festival Hall.

Featuring Chaplin in his quintessential Little Tramp role, the film was described by The New York Times upon its 1925 release as

‘a comedy with streaks of poetry, pathos, and tenderness, [...] the outstanding gem of all Chaplin’s pictures’.

In Britain, the coalition governments destruction of public funding for university education, and the decimation of financial support for arts and their institutions, has indeed induced pain in the arts.

This is how members of parliament were protected while they voted to triple tuition fees.

With other leading academics, artists, curators and writers I contributed to a symposium coorganised by Lanchester Gallery Projects and the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry.  What is to be Done? explored events at Coventry School of Art and Design 1968-72 and the wider counter culture context of the 70s. It examined radical regional art education and its legacy, particularly in relation to contemporary experimental institutional and pedagogical practice. The event coincides with a retrospective of the work of David Rushton, founder editor of Coventry-based Analytical Art in the 1960s and Art & Language member from 1972 to 1975.

I talked about the work I do as part of Critical Practice, and especially the Parade project.

ArnolfiniI contribute to Critical Practice and following Parade we have been invited to participate in El Ranchito. We went to Madrid to begin to research the context for the invitation. El Ranchito is a cultural experiment launched at the Matadero in the city of Madrid.

 El Ranchito aims to achieve the following objectives:

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On Friday I'll contribute as part of Critical Practice to an informal discussion on the relations between Money/Space/Art as part of This Is Not A Gateway 2010.


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