Curatorial Practice in a Globalized World

Viewed on Youtube. I began watching the Guggenheim Symposium: Keynote: Curatorial Practice in a Globalized World and I was particularly interested in the views of Sara Raza and Pablo Leon de la Barra and found that this experience gave me much to reflect upon and consider in relation to my Dissertation topic of Diasporas, Loss and Globalization. Guggenheim Decoupling as discourse on the global south curatorial practice in a globalized world transcript When curating an exhibition on the issue of Diasporic communities, the curator is in the position of being an observer, an outsider looking in at the community – in…

Rubber and Rust

Sunday 24th September 2017 Rubber and Rust For the third year Induction Project, I created a six page Artist book using The Rubber and Rust Prints bringing them together using collage. My book is bound using cable ties. Saturday 23rd September 2017 Today I decided to focus on creating rust prints from the pizza tray in my garden. I created a mixture of vinegar and water, sprayed the paper and the rust and then applied pressure and left for a few hours. I created a lot of rust prints to use for my Induction piece. the images from some are…

Questions for Artists

As part of the Dissertation Research I sent the following email to both Smoking Dogs Films and Iwan Bala. My name is Michelle Wright and I’m a student at Coleg Menai in North Wales studying BA (Hons) Fine Art with Bangor University. I’m in my Final Year and my Dissertation research is the reason for my email. As part of the dissertation process we have been asked to acquire a direct quote from a practising Contemporary Artist to include with our essay. For my Dissertation along with the essay, I have to curate an imaginary/theoretical exhibition at an existing gallery….

Dissertation – Finding a Gallery

Originally I had been thinking about using Penrhyn Castle as the location for the imaginary museum because of it’s links to the slave trade, however after discussion with Helen, I settled on the Turner Contemporary in Margate, primarily because of its proximity to Dover and the connections with Dover that relate to migration, refugees and Diasporic communities. Turner Contemporary is one of the UK’s leading art galleries. https://www.turnercontemporary.org/ Situated on Margate seafront, on the same site where Turner stayed when visiting the town, Turner Contemporary presents a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities which make intriguing links…

Pop Art in Print

The Pop Art in Print Exhibition is running from July to October 2017 and is hosted by Chester Visual Arts. The Victoria & Albert Museum’s ‘Pop Art in Print’ exhibition, presented by Chester Visual Arts and curated by the V&A, brings together, for the first time, an international collection of Pop graphics featuring artists Andy Warhol, Patrick Caulfield, Richard Hamilton, Allen Jones, Roy Lichtenstein and Ed Ruscha. The exhibition is free to enter. It will also explore Pop in other media, including printed textiles from the period, wallpapers inspired by Pop’s strong graphic character and comic book styling, artists’ books…

ARK Sculpture Exhibition

The ARK Sculpture Exhibition at Chester Cathedral is running from July until October 2017. I have to admit that although open to all types of artistic expression, I found the taxidermy to be distasteful – however I am aware this is because of my strong connection to animals and appreciate that others may find these pieces interesting. In this blog page, I am only writing about the highlights of the exhibition for me and not every single piece. ARK is a world class modern and contemporary sculpture exhibition at Chester Cathedral, which runs until 15 October 2017. ARK is the…