Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, 2 November 2017

‘Rethinking the Institution’ | MIMA | What We Talk About When We Talk About Work

What We Talk About When We Talk About Work is a programme of public discussions bringing together curators and artists working across the north of the UK with creative practitioners from different European cities. The discussions are focused upon exploring ways of working outside, across, between and within existing institutional structures. Each event takes a particular thematic inviting practitioners toshare their current projects and their approach to working.The programme will launch on Thursday 2nd November 2017 at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, with events occurring regularly until August 2018. Each discussion will be broadcast live by this is tomorrow. The project has been developed by Laura Mansfield in collaboration with this is tomorrow, Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West, Yorkshire & Humberside Visual Arts Network, North East Contemporary Visual Arts Network and the participating venues of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, NGCA Sunderland, Bluecoat, Grundy Art Gallery, The Tetley and The Whitworth. The inaugural event in the What We Talk About When We Talk About Work series of discussions takes the theme of‘Rethinking the Institution’. The participants in this event will explore the potential to establish alternative structuresfor supporting and engaging with contemporary art practices. Speakers include Miguel Amado, Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; Binna Choi,Director of Casco, Utrecht; and artists Maurice Carlin and Emily Hesse. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Schedule

  • Thu 23 August 2018

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Work | the Whitworth | Manchester

    The final event in the What We Talk About ... series of public discussions will take the theme of ‘Sound and Listening’. Speakers Kaillopi Tsipi-Kolaza (independent curator, Athens) Sam Belifante (artist and curator,London/Leeds) and Jez riley French (artist, Manchester) will each discuss their approach to curating and developing sound works for and inrelation to the gallery context. As part of the evening’s talks SamBelifante and Jez riley French will play a selection of their previous works.