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Visiting Artist Talk – Kathrin Böhm

The School of Music and Fine Art are delighted to welcome Kathrin Böhm in the next Fine Art Visiting Artist Talk. All are welcome to attend.

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Thursday 13th February,  2014  6-8pm BridgeWardens College Lecture Theatre.

Kathrin Böhm is an artist and founding member of the London based art and architecture collective public works, and the pan-European artist initiative  Projects are produced collaboratively and within the public realm.

Kathrin will discuss working collaboratively, working within everyday spaces, working within and towards a complex public realm, and the relationship between participatory art practice and the making of public space.

Current and recent projects include the “International Village Shop” (2005 – ongoing) with new collective product developments in Conistion (Grizedale Arts, Cumbria), Höfen (Southern Germany) and Brezoi (Romania), the second round of the “Eco Nomadic School”,  “Trade Show” at Eastside Projects in Birmingham (co-curated with Gavin Wade) “Good News From Nowhere” an exhibition and events programme at The Architecture Foundation in London, “Colchester Inn” commissioned by firstsite in Colchester and “Vorrastkammer (Pantry)” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.

For more information on our series of Visting Artists Talks, view our Visting Artist Talks web page

Visiting Artist Talk – Karen Mirza

We are delighted to welcome Karen Mirza in the next session of our Fine Art Visiting Artist Talks at the School of Music and Fine Art.

Thursday 6th February, 2014  6-8pm
BridgeWardens College Lecture Theatre
Open to: All Students and Staff.

karen mirzaKaren Mirza is a key figure in artist film and video, known both for her work and her curatorial practice. Her practice started within a background in painting from Camberwell College of Art and continued through her MA in film and video at the Royal college of Art. After graduating from the RCA in 1997 she has created site specific and site conditioned works for galleries, public spaces and the cinema that foreground the sculptural qualities of projection and the architectonics of film and video. Karen is currently working on solo and collaborative work that utilises printmaking, photography and film to explore themes of ‘the imagination and the everyday’, ‘the psychoanalytical and the political’.

Karen has collaborated with Brad Butler since 1998, developing a layered practice which consists of film, installation, performance, publishing and curating. Their work challenges terms such as participation, collaboration and the traditional roles of the artist as producer and the audience as recipient.

Since 2009 Mirza and Butler have been developing a body of work entitled The Museum of Non Participation. The term “non participation” is a device for questioning and challenging current conditions of political involvement and resistance. The Museum of Non Participation embeds its institutional critique in its very title, yet it releases itself from being an actual museum. Instead it travels as a place, a slogan, a banner, a performance, a newspaper, a film, an intervention, an occupation: situations that enable this museum to “act.”

In 2004, Mirza and Butler formed, an artist-run organization that combines film production with critical dialogue about contemporary image making. It supports the production of artist works, runs workshops and critical discussions and actively curates performances, screenings, residencies, publications, events and exhibitions.

Mirza and Butler are shortlisted for the sixth Artes Mundi Prize. The UK’s biggest contemporary art prize

View our Visting Artist Talks web page