neil cummings


22 Oct 2010

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.

TINAGDate and Time: Friday, 22nd October, 2010: 3:30 – 5:00pm

Venue: Hanbury Hall, (Match Stick Hall) 22 Hanbury St. E1 6QR, London.

This Is Not A Gateway 2010's theme is The Corporation - otherwise known as Financial Districts/The City/Central Business District’s and Downtowns.

The Discussion: Money/Space/Art will bring together invited contributors like Joseph Heatcott and Christian Nolde, drop-in participants and members of Critical Practice to explore the uneasy relations between art, money and how they are spatialised. We'll consider how art moves, performs, announces, resists and celebrates money and vice versa: how money moves, performs, announces, resists and celebrates art.

Held in the wake of Frieze 2010 and within the broader context of devastating cuts in cultural funding, this urgent discussion engages with the complex and contingent relations between artworld(s) and economics.

Many responses to the theme(s) of Money/Space/Art are encouraged, with contributions taking diverse forms. Video and audio equipment will be available for sharing short clips to prompt discussion. Contributors may use props, performances, drawing or other means to contribute to the debate. More conventional approaches are also welcome – drop in and have your say. We’re looking forward to a wide-ranging, dynamic and provocative discussion.

I'll be talking about capital, a project at Tate and the Bank of England in 2001, and using some of the research for Circulation.

Critical Practice is a cluster of artists, researchers and academics hosted by Chelsea College of Art and Design, a constituent college of the University of the Arts London. We have a longstanding interest in art, public goods, spaces, services and knowledge, and a track record of producing original, participatory events. Like PARADE.

Submitted by neil on 20 October, 2010 - 16:11