The art crawl was a series of tours organised by ART&CRITIQUE, on the last Saturday of the month we would head out to visit exhibitions and have a critical discussion on route. The itineraries were curated by members and contributors, supported with tools and guides available in the infosheet. Continue reading ART CRAWL→
We got off to a slow start this month and almost forgot to send the newsletter! Perhaps we’d rather be hibernating right now? Or more likely, we’re still coming down from the fantastic [ARTCRAWL] that Cristina Sousa Martinez put together for us in January.
We’re back this Friday, 10 February to discuss commodity fetishism with Karl Marx at [SYMPOSIUM] hosted at Wimbledon Art Studios, courtesy of Dasha Loyko. Please read on for more details.
We have to wait a little longer for The Field to emerge from its restructuring process so in March we will be at MayDay Rooms, and the Rum Factory and Westminster Arts Library in the following months (TBC). If you’re interested in participating, contributing or collaborating please come to one of our events or get in touch.
[SYMPOSIUM] Marx: The Fetishism of the Commodity and its Secret Friday, 10 February 2017, 18:00 – 20:30 Wimbledon Art Studios, 10 Riverside Rd, London SW17 0BB Free, please book your place
In February we’re reading The Fetishism of the Commodity and its Secret, from Karl Marx’s Capital: A Critique of Political Economy (1867), the keystone of Marx’s critique of the capitalist mode of production.
[ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES]
The list of deadlines, announcements and opportunities is absolutely brimming this month.
Please check back because the list is updated regularly. If you would like to post open calls, opportunities or vacancies please send us the details.
Piero Manzoni  Artist’s Shit (Merda d’artista). 90 tin cans, each filled with 30 grams faeces, 4.8 x 6.5 cm. Renzo Picasso  Piccadilly Circus.
Disastrous and distressing in so many ways, 2016 was also an encouraging start for [ART&CRITIQUE]. The network has grown exponentially, we introduced new regular and one-off events, we participated in the Antiuniversity Now! Festival and we were interviewed on Dissident Island Radio. We have a new Event Calendar and we’ve started a new Members & Contributors section, we have a new fast server and domain (artandcritique.uk), and we’re migrating the data. To support this work we have started collecting donations at our events and although we’re far from breaking even, the project is more sustainable. In 2017 we have plans for new regular events, exhibitions, workshops, courses, collaborations, participation in festivals and an alternative art education co-op. Thanks to everyone who has contributed, participated and supported this project. If you’re interested in participating, contributing or collaborating please come to one of our events get in touch. Looking forward to see you in 2017!
[SYMPOSIUM] O’Sullivan: The Aesthetics of Affect Friday, 13 January 2017, 18:00 – 20:30
V22 Louise House, Dartmouth Rd, London SE23 3HZ Free, please book your place
For our first event in 2017 we’re heading to Forest Hill to discuss Simon O’Sullivan‘s 2001 essay The Aesthetics of Affect: Thinking Art Beyond Representation with Katie Tysoe.
[COURSE] Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice 12 Jan – 16 Mar 2017, Thursdays 6pm-8:30pm
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU This intensive course provides an encompassing introduction to key discourses that inform the production and interpretation of contemporary art, a supportive environment to articulate your practice, and a critical framework to exchange ideas on art production, exhibition & reception.
[ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES]
The list of deadlines, announcements and opportunities is absolutely brimming this month. Please check back because the list is updated regularly. To post open calls, opportunities or vacancies on this list please send us the details.
Wassily Kandinsky  Circles in a Circle. Oil on canvas, 98.7 x 96.6 cm. Ward Shelley  Who Invented the Avant Garde, ver. 2. Oil and toner on mylar, 28.5 x 62.5 inches.
In November we’re celebrating our first year of self-organised collective action in art education! Join us for a drink at the Montague Arms (289 Queen’s Rd, London SE14 2PA) from 9pm on 11 November 2016. Earlier on the same day we’re reading Hal Foster’s essay Post-Critical? with Dasha Loyko. On 19 November join us on the workshop Critiquing the Crit with Sophie Barr. We will deconstruct the art school crit and create our own crit models in a supportive environment. On 26 November we’re crawling from Hampstead to Camden Town with Katy Green. For more details on these events and other opportunities please read on.
[SYMPOSIUM] Hal Foster: Post-Critical? Friday 11 November 2016, 18:00-20:30
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14 5HD Free, due to limited capacity booking is essential
On Friday, 11 November we’re reading Post-Critical? from Hal Foster’s collection of essays Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency(2015). This discussion will be chaired by Dasha Loyko. Foster assesses the negative change of attitude towards criticality, from the distrust of the elitist and out-of-touch critic to the need for affirmation in the post-9/11 age. He evaluates the arguments proposed by Latour and Ranciere against criticism, raising contemporary social issues which call for a return of criticality. Please visit the website for more information, to book and download the shared document.
Critiquing the Crit: A workshop with Sophie Barr Saturday, 19 November 2016, 13:00 – 16:00
The Field 385 Queens Road, London SE14 5HD £5, due to limited capacity booking is essential
This three-hour workshop is designed to help you to get the most out of your group critique by taking ownership of your feedback. During the workshop you will consider the most important aspects of giving and receiving feedback/criticism and you will have the opportunity to design and test your own crit model. Please bring along a work in progress to participate in a micro-crit. Critiquing the Crit will be led by artist and lecturer Sophie Barr. For more information and to book please visit the website.
[ARTCRAWL] Hampstead to Camden Town Saturday 26 November 2016, 14:00 – 17:00
Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG
Please visit the website for the schedule & map of the route Free, booking not required
On Saturday, 26 November we’re and meeting at Camden Arts Centre to see an exhibition of Bonnie Camplin’s work. Then we will head to Zabludowicz Collection for the exhibition Basement Odysseyby Willem Weisman. Our final stop will be the group show Streams of Warm Impermanencewith artists who work with Networked-Flesh at David Roberts Art Foundation. Please visit the website for the schedule with links to exhibition details and a map of the route.
IMAGE CREDITS Isa Genzken  X-Ray. Gelatin silver print, 100 x 80cm. Josef Albers Preliminary class group critique. Bauhaus Dessau, 1928-29. Photo by Otto Umbehr.
On Friday, 14 October we’re reading the first chapter of Alain Badiou‘s Handbook of Inaesthetics with Badiou scholar Kerry W. Purcell at [SYMPOSIUM] book club. Note that this event is fully booked, please follow the link to join the waiting list and we will be in touch if there are cancellations. On Saturday, 15 October we’re discussing Autonomy & Critique with Dasha Loyko at the next Studio Crit, please follow the link to book your place. In October the Gallery Crawl is heading to south east London, for more details please read on.
Last month we saw Mike Kelley‘s 1999 installation Framed and Frame at Hauser & Wirth, well worth a visit to see this complex installation with a fascinating archive of preparatory drawings, photos and documents at. If you plan to visit Shez Dawood‘s show at Timothy Taylor don’t forget to book…
On the 2nd of September 2016 we were invited to a interview on alternative art education at Dissident Island Radio. Sophia and Johanna joined James from Squash Campaign, Andy from LDMG and the Dissident Island crew for a live broadcast at their LARC studio in Whitechapel. The podcast is available to listen to or download from Dissident Island or the Internet Archive.
[ART&CRITIQUE] STUDIO CRIT Dasha Loyko: Autonomy and Critique
Saturday, 15 October 2016 3:00pm – 5:00pm
The Field, 385 Queens Road, New Cross, London SE14 5HD Free, please book your place
[ART&CRITIQUE] GALLERY CRAWL From Camberwell to Peckham
Saturday 29 October 2016, 2:00-5:00pm
Roman Ondak SLG Amalia Ulman Arcadia Missa Emma Charles South Kiosk
Please visit the website for the details & a map of the route Free, booking not required
Alain Badiou and Kerry W. Purcell have lunch in 2015. Dasha Loyko  Tips For Designing Your Dream Bathroom (maquette of central fragment).