neil cummings

What is to be done?

18 Nov 2010

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.

Other speakers included:

Terry Atkinson, Artist and Co-Founder of Art & Language
Dr Neil Mulholland, Associate Head of the School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art
Simon Bell, Senior Lecturer, Design and Visual Arts, Coventry School of Art and Design
Francis McKee, Curator, Writer and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
David Rushton, Artist and Co-Editor of Politics in Art Education
Inga Zimprich, Co-Founder of The Faculty of Invisibility.

The proceedings and papers from the symposium, will be published in January 2011.


Related events include Shift/Work and Prospectus as well as Transacting or Truth is Concrete.


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Submitted by neil on 21 November, 2010 - 13:00