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[RPG]#2-2018-04-26_thumb[RADICALPEDAGOGY] RESEARCH & READING GROUP
Pedagogy of the Oppressed pt. 1
Friday, 26 April 2019, 7-9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Closest stations: Whitechapel / Aldgate East
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

Markus Lüpertz [1965] Schuhabdruck—dithyrambisch (Shoe print—Dithyrambic). Ströher Collection, Darmstadt, Germany_thumb[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy

Friday, 12 April 2019, 6:30pm – 9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by Nat Pimlott
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

artcrawl#14_thumb[ART&CRITIQUE] ART CRAWL
Mayfair to Fitzrovia: Joy, Dance, Magic – Three Artist Films
Saturday, 30 March 2019, 13:45 – 17:00
Meet 13:45 at Lévy Gorvy, 22 Old Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 4PY
Curated by Eva Ruschkowski
Free, booking via Eventbrite

ART&CRITIQUE workshop, First Alternative Education Open-Day 2017. Photo School of the Damned(1)_thumb400_1[RADICALPEDAGOGY] RESEARCH & READING GROUP
What is alternative art education?
Sunday, 24 March 2019, 2-4pm
Ugly Duck, 49 Tanner St, London SE1 3PL
Alternative Art School Weekender (22-24 March)
All welcome

ART&CRITIQUE [2017] Art Skool Co-op Poster.[ART&CRITIQUE] WORKSHOP
How To Start Your Own Art School
Saturday, 23 March 2019, 12-4pm
Ugly Duck, 49 Tanner St, London SE1 3PL
Alternative Art School Weekender (22-24 March)
All welcome

[SYMPOSIUM]#34 Jared Diamond Collapse. Flyer by Tere Chad.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Jared Diamond: Collapse. How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive

Friday, 8 March 2019, 7pm – 9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by Alter Us
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

ART&CRITIQUE workshop, First Alternative Education Open-Day 2017. Photo School of the Damned.[RADICALPEDAGOGY] RESEARCH & READING GROUP
Radical Pedagogy Reading Group Launch
Friday, 22 Feb 2019, 7pm – 9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Closest stations: Whitechapel / Aldgate East
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

Jeremy Deller and Mike Figgis [2001] The Battle of Orgreave.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Claire Bishop: Artificial Hells
Friday, 8 February, 7pm – 9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by Eva Ruschkowski
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

Photo by Eva Ruschkowski, 2015.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Call for Book Club 2019
Friday, 11 January 2019, 6:30pm – 9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by Dee Vora, John Fortnum and Eva Ruschkowski
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

[SYMPOSIUM]#31 Eagleton & Zizek Idea of Communism. Flyer by Neil Lamont_thumb[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Eagleton & Zizek: The Idea of Communism
Friday, 14 December 2018, 6:30pm – 9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by Neil Lamont
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

[SYMPOSIUM]#31 Fisher Capitalist Realism Pt.3[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Mark Fisher: Capitalist Realism Pt.3
Friday, 9 November 2018, 6:30pm – 9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by Silvia Bombardini & Elliot C. Mason
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

Open Meeting[ART&CRITIQUE] MEETING
Quarterly Meeting
Friday, 26 October 2018, 18:30-20:30
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Closest stations: Whitechapel / Aldgate East
All welcome

Jenny Holzer [1993] Alienation produces eccentrics or revolutionaries. Marquees series.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Debord: The Culmination of Separation
Friday, 12 October 2018, 18:30–21:00
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by Penelope Kupfer & Darshana Vora
Suggested donation £2, booking link coming soon

Patrick Mimran [2004] Billboard Project, New York. Photo Sophia Kosmaoglou. Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice [ART&CRITIQUE] COURSE[ART&CRITIQUE] COURSE
Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
Mondays, 8 Oct–3 Dec 2018, 6:30pm-9pm & Sat 27 Oct, 2:30pm-5pm
Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin Street, London SE8 4RJ
Tutor Sophia Kosmaoglou
Booking via Eventbrite

[ARTCRAWL] #15-Deptford[ART&CRITIQUE] ART CRAWL
Deptford Art & Gentrification Walk Pt.2
Saturday, 29 September 2018, 13:00 -18:00
Meet 1pm inside Deptford Railway Station, London SE8 3NU
Curated by Sophia Kosmaoglou and Paul Clayton
All welcome, booking not required

Robert Mapplethorpe, Sepia Orchid_thumb[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Deutsch: Why are flowers beautiful?
Friday, 14 September 2018, 18:30–21:00
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by John Fortnum
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

ART&CRITIQUE workshop, First Alternative Education Open-Day 2017. Photo School of the Damned.[ART&CRITIQUE] WORKSHOP
What is Alternative Art Education?
Friday, 20 July 2018, 10am-8pm
5th floor, Tate Modern, London SE1 9TG
UK Commons Assembly @School for Civic Action
All welcome, booking via Eventbrite

Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common, 10 April 1848. Photo by William Kilburn.[ART&CRITIQUE] OPEN MEETING
General Meeting
13 July 2018, 18:30-20:30
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Closest stations: Whitechapel / Aldgate East
All welcome

[SYMPOSIUM]#27 Fisher Capitalist Realism Pt 2. Flyer by Sophia Kosmaoglou_thumb[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Mark Fisher: Capitalist Realism Pt.2
Saturday, 9 June 2018, 14:30–17:30
Yurt Café, St. Katharine’s Precinct, 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS
Part of Antinuiversity Now 2018
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

[ARTCRAWL] #14-flyer-thumb[ART&CRITIQUE] ART CRAWL
Deptford Art & Gentrification Walk
Saturday 26 May 2018, 12:00 -19:00
Meet 12pm at Deptford Railway Station, London SE8 3NU
Curated by Sophia Kosmaoglou
All welcome, booking not required

#27 Derrida Signature Event Context_signature[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Derrida: Signature Event Context
Friday, 11 May 2018, 18:30–21:00
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by Nat Pimlott and Sophia Kosmaoglou
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

critical theory in contemporary art practice[ART&CRITIQUE] COURSE
Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
19 April – 14 June 2018, 6:30pm–9pm + 5 May 2018, 2:30pm-5pm
KUPFER Arch 213, Ponsford Street, London E9 6JU
Tutor Sophia Kosmaoglou
Booking via Eventbrite

[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Derrida: Structure, Sign and Play
Friday, 13 April 2018, 6:30pm–9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by Sophia Kosmaoglou
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

Gerhard Richter [1963] Party. Oil, nails, cord on canvas and newspaper, 150 x 182 cm.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Mark Fisher: Capitalist Realism Pt.1
Friday, 9 March 2018, 6:30pm-9pm
The Field, 385 Queen’s Rd, London SE14 5HD
Facilitated by Sophia Kosmaoglou
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

Enrico Baj [1972] The Funeral of the Anarchist Pinelli. Textured offset colour print, 75 x 68 cm. Edition 200.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Cohn: Representation and Critique
Friday, 9 February 2018, 6:30pm-9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by
Aris Nikolaidis
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

Neil Lamont [2006] Apple billboard on Paris metro. Digital photograph.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Adam Curtis: HyperNormalisation
Friday, 12 January 2018, 6:30pm-9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by
Neil Lamont
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

J.R. Eyerman [1952] Audience at the opening-night screening of Bwana Devil, the first full-length colour 3-D movie. Paramount Theatre, Hollywood, 26 Nov 1952.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Debord: Negation & Consumption in Culture
Friday, 8 December 2017, 6:30pm-9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by Aristotelis Nikolaidis
Suggested donation £2, booking via Eventbrite

[SYMPOSIUM] #21 Adorno Commitment. Flyer by Nat Pimlott.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Adorno: Commitment
Friday, 10 November 2017, 6:30pm-9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Facilitated by Nat Pimlott
Suggested donation £2

[SYMPOSIUM]#20. Flyer by Dasha Loyko.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Foucault: Of Other Spaces
Sunday, 15 October 2017, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Yurt Café, St. Katharine’s Precinct, 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS
Facilitated by Dasha Loyko
Free, booking via Eventbrite

FIRST 100% OFFICIAL UNOFFICIAL ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION OPEN-DAY[ART&CRITIQUE] WORKSHOP
School of the Damned’s
FIRST OFFICIAL UNOFFICIAL ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION OPEN-DAY
Sunday, 1 October 2017, 1pm—6pm
Set Space, 76-89 Alscot Road, London SE1 3AW
Booking via Eventbrite

[ARTCRAWL]#13. Flyer by Mandy Wong.[ART&CRITIQUE] ART CRAWL
Marylebone to South Kensington

Saturday, 30 September 2017, 1:45pm—5pm
Meet 1:45pm at Lisson Gallery 27 Bell Street London NW15BY
Curated by Anca Baciu and Mandy Wong

All welcome, booking not required

Tania Bruguera & Anri Sala [2005] Cátedra Arte de Conducta (Behavior Art School), Havana, Cuba.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Bishop: Pedagogical Projects
Monday, 24 July 2017, 19:00–21:00
Guest Projects, 1 Andrews Road, London E8 4QL
Chaired by Renata Minoldo
Part of School of The Damned‘s Common Room
Free, please book your place

The Other MA (TOMA)[ART&CRITIQUE] ART CRAWL
Visit to TOMA in Southend-on-Sea
Sunday, 23 July 2017, 12:20-18:00
Meet 12:20pm at Southend Central Station, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1AB
Curated by Emma Edmondson

All welcome, please book your place

OPEN MEETING[ART&CRITIQUE] OPEN MEETING
Self-organisation
14 July 2017
18:30-20:30
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
All welcome, no need to book

[ARTCRAWL] #11[ART&CRITIQUE] ART CRAWL
Hampstead to Finsbury Park (via Mayfair)
Saturday, 24 June 2017, 14:00 -17:00
Starts 2pm at Freud Museum 20 Maresfield Gardens London NW3 5SX
Curated by Sophia Kosmaoglou
Free, booking not required

Kinki Club, Bologna. Photo courtesy Graziella Ronchi for Spaghetti Disco - Creare Spazio Alle Memorie 1975-85, Red Gallery, London, Oct 2016, curated by Lorenzo Cibrario[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Virno: The Dismeasure of Art
Friday, 9 June 2017, 18:00 – 20:00
Tropics Café, Grow Elephant, New Kent Road, London SE17 1SL
Chaired by Rubén Salgado Perez
Free, please book your place

Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common, 10 April 1848. Photo by William Kilburn[ART&CRITIQUE] OPEN MEETING
Alternative Art Education & Co-operation
Friday, 12 May 2017
18:30 – 20:30
Kupfer, Arch 213, Ponsford Street, London E9 6JU
Free, booking not required

Claes Oldenburg [1964] Soft Light Switches. Vinyl filled with Dacron and canvas, 119.4 x 119.4 x 9.1 cm.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Judd: Specific Objects
Friday, 21 April 2017, 18:00 – 20:30
88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH
Chaired by Richard Burger
Free, please book your place

Richard Giblett [2008] Mycelium Rhizome. Graphite on paper, 120 x 240 cm.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Deleuze & Guattari: Rhizome
Friday, 10 March 2017, 18:00 – 20:30
88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH
Chaired by Katie Tysoe and Sophia Kosmaoglou
Free, fully booked

Piero Manzoni [1961] Artist's Shit (Merda d'artista). 90 tin cans, each filled with 30 grams faeces, 4.8 x 6.5 cm.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
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
Chaired by Sophia Kosmaoglou
Free, please book your place

[ARTCRAWL]#10web[ART&CRITIQUE] ART CRAWL
Mayfair to Fitzrovia
Saturday, 28 January 2017
14:00 -17:00
Curated by Cristina Sousa Martínez
Free, booking not required

Wassily Kandinsky [1923] Circles in a Circle. Oil on canvas, 98.7 x 96.6 cm.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
O’Sullivan: The Aesthetics of Affect
Friday, 13 January 2017, 18:00 – 20:30
Louise House, Dartmouth Rd, London SE23 3HZ
Chaired by Katie Tysoe
Free, please book your place

Penelope Kupfer [2015] Moth (detail). Ink on paper, 1654mm x 2054mm.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Foucault: The Four Similitudes
Friday, 9 December 2016, 18:00 – 20:30
88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH
Chaired by Penelope Kupfer
Free, please book your place

Johanna Kwiat [2016] Untitled. Digital image.[ART&CRITIQUE] STUDIO CRIT
Johanna Kwiat: Tampering
Saturday, 3 December 2016
14:00 – 1600
Studio, 19 Farquhar Road, London SE19 1SS
Free, please book your place

[ARTCRAWL] #9web[ART&CRITIQUE] ART CRAWL
Hampstead to Camden Town
Saturday, 26 November 2016
14:00 – 17:00
Curated by Katy Green
Free, booking not required

Josef Albers Preliminary class group critique. Bauhaus Dessau, 1928-29. Photo by Otto Umbehr.[ART&CRITIQUE] WORKSHOP
Critiquing the Crit
Saturday, 19 November 2016, 13:00 – 16:00
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14 5HD
Led by Sophie Barr
£5, please book your place

Isa Genzken [1991] X-Ray. Gelatin silver print, 100 x 80 cm.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Foster: Post-Critical?
Friday, 11 November 2016, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14 5HD
Chaired by Dasha Loyko
Free, please book your place

[GALLERYCRAWL] #8[ART&CRITIQUE] GALLERY CRAWL
Camberwell to Peckham
Saturday, 29 October 2016
14:00 – 17:00
Curated by Sophia Kosmaoglou
Free, booking not required

Dasha Loyko [2016] Tips For Designing Your Dream Bathroom (maquette of central fragment).[ART&CRITIQUE] STUDIO CRIT
Dasha Loyko: Autonomy and Critique
Saturday, 15 October 2016
15:00 – 17:00
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14 5HD
Free, please book your place

Alain Badiou and Kerry W. Purcell have lunch in 2015.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Badiou: Art & Philosophy
Friday, 14 October 2016, 18:00 – 20:30
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14 5HD
Chaired by Kerry W. Purcell
Free, please book your place

[GALLERYCRAWL] #7web[ART&CRITIQUE] GALLERY CRAWL
Mayfair to St James (via Soho)
Saturday, 24 September 2016
14:00 – 17:00
Curated by Sophia Kosmaoglou
Free, booking not required

Last Year at Marienbad [1961] Dir. Alain Resnais. France-Italy, black & white, 94min.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Sontag: Against Interpretation
Friday, 9 September 2016, 18:00 – 20:30
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14 5HD
Chaired by F. D.
Free, please book your place

[GALLERYCRAWL] #6[ART&CRITIQUE] GALLERY CRAWL
Mayfair to Fitzrovia
Saturday, 30 July 2016
14:00 – 17:00
Curated by Sophia Kosmaoglou
Free, booking not required.

Jo Wolf [2016] DATA.0, 3/8. Acrylic on canvas, 5 x 5 inches.[ART&CRITIQUE] STUDIO CRIT
Jo Wolf: DATA
Saturday, 9 July 2016, 14:00 – 16:00
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14 5HD
Free, please book your place

Paul Klee [1920] Angelus Novus. Oil transfer and watercolor on paper, 31.8 × 24.2 cm.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Groys: Under the Gaze of Theory
Friday, 8 July 2016, 18:00 – 20:30
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14
Chaired by Sophia Kosmaoglou, Respondent Johanna Kwiat
Free, please book your place

[GALLERYCRAWL] #5 webflyer[ART&CRITIQUE] GALLERY CRAWL
Hackney to Shoreditch
Saturday, 25 June 2016
14:00 – 17:00
Curated by Dasha Loyko
Free, booking not required

Juno Ludovisi plaster cast. Junozimmer, Goethe Haus, Weimar. Photo NFG Library and KG Beyer, Weimar 1975, plate 8.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Rancière: Problems & Transformations of Critical Art
Friday, 10 June 2016, 18:00 – 20:30
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14
Chaired by Stephen Bennett
Part of Antiuniversity Now!
Free, please book your place

[GALLERYTOUR] #4 webflyer[ART&CRITIQUE] GALLERY WALK
Hackney to Shoreditch
Saturday, 4 June 2016
14:00 – 17:00
Curated by Penelope Kupfer
Free, booking not required

[GALLERYTOUR] #3 webflyer[ART&CRITIQUE] GALLERY TOUR
Hyde Park to Shadwell
Saturday, 14 May 2016
14:00 – 18:00
Curated by Penelope Kupfer
Free, booking not required

Raoul Hausmann [1919-20] The Art Critic. Lithograph and photographic collage on paper, 318 x 254mm.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Sewell: Tate Triennial III
Friday, 13 May 2016, 18:00 – 20:30
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14
Chaired by Richard Lloyd-Jones
Free, please book your place

[GALLERYTOUR] #2 web-flier[ART&CRITIQUE] GALLERY TOUR
Whitechapel to Liverpool Street
Saturday, 30 April 2016
14:00 – 17:00
Curated by Sophia Kosmaoglou
Free, booking not required

Marcel Duchamp [1942] Behind Mile of String. First Papers of Surrealism, New York. Photo by Arnold Newman.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Duchamp: The Creative Act
Friday, 8 April 2016, 18:00 – 20:30
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14
Chaired by F. D., Respondent Penelope Kupfer
Free, please book your place

Maria Christoforatou [2015-ongoing] Dislocated series. Collage on paper, 21 x 14.8cm.[ART&CRITIQUE] STUDIO CRIT
Maria Christoforatou: Displacement
Sunday, 20 March 2016
14:00 – 16:00
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14
Free, please book your place

[GALLERYTOUR] #1 web-flier[ART&CRITIQUE] GALLERY TOUR
Hoxton to Mile End
Saturday, 19 March 2016
14:00 – 17:00
Curated by Sophia Kosmaoglou
Free, booking not required

Lloyd, John Uri & Curtis Gates Lloyd [1884] Plate XXIII. A fresh rhizome of Cimicifuga racemosa. In Drugs and Medicines of North America. Cincinnati: Lloyd & Lloyd.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Latour: On Actor Network Theory
Friday, 11 March 2016, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14
Chaired by Johanna Kwiat
Free, please book your place

[BOOKCLUB] #4 Barthes: The Death of the Author Friday, 12 February 2016, 6:00-8:30pm.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Barthes: The Death of the Author
Friday, 12 February 2016, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14
Chaired by Henrietta Ross
Free, please book your place

Sherrie Levine [1980] Untitled (After Edward Weston). Gelatin silver print.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Owens: The Discourse of Others
Friday, 8 January 2016, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14
Chaired by Sophia Kosmaoglou
Free, please book your place

Omar Joseph Nasser Khoury [2011] Silk Thread Martyrs. Ccollection of 22 garments, each unique. Embroidered, fabric, coloured and dyed by hand using natural materials (indigo, tea).[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Abu-Lughod: Writing against Culture
Friday, 11 December 2015, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14
Chaired by OmarJoseph Nasser-Khoury
Free, please book your place

First page of An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment by Immanuel Kant, Berlinische Monatsschrift. Dec 1784, pp. 481-494.[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Kant: What is Enlightenment?
Friday, 13 November 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14
Chaired by Sophia Kosmaoglou
Free, please book your place

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice

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Course Description

This course maps the theories and discourses that inform the production and reception of contemporary art, providing a supportive environment to develop your practice and articulate your ideas on the production, exhibition and interpretation of art.

Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and gallery visits the course will familiarise you with key concepts and historical transformations that underpin contemporary art production and reception. We will look at the impact of key philosophical, cultural and political discourses on art practice, and examine different theoretical perspectives and critical debates. You will extend and develop your ability to discuss, write about and judge contemporary art. You will be supported in contextualising your practice with extensive feedback in tutorials and workshops. You will also develop your skills in writing artist’s statements, critical reviews and/or exhibition proposals.

What kind of knowledge and skills do contemporary artists need? Who is art for? How do we recognise art? What distinguishes art from other forms of cultural production? How does the global economy affect the production and circulation of art? Is art a commodity? What is the social role of art? Can art bring about social change? Can art be critical? Are artists expected to push social boundaries? What is critical art, critical of? What is aesthetic autonomy? These are some of the questions we will address as we explore the historical and critical contexts in which contemporary art is made, circulated, viewed and understood.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the course you will have a good grasp of the historical underpinnings and current debates in contemporary art. You will develop, articulate and contextualise your practice. You will develop your writing and research skills and formulate research questions to guide your practice and research. You will be able to critically evaluate your own work, as well as that of others. You’ll be able to critically discuss and evaluate contemporary art.

Who Should Attend

The course is open to everyone regardless of experience but it is particularly suited to those who have a background and experience in art and wish to develop their practice and extend their knowledge of contemporary art practices and discourses. The course will suit those wishing to develop their practice and research, prepare a portfolio, apply for a postgraduate degree in art or pursue a career in the arts. The course will benefit painters, sculptors, print-makers, installation artists, performance artists, video and media artists, designers, sound artists, musicians, curators, writers and researchers.

For more information on the course, including the schedule, lectures and reading please download the Course Outline.

Upcoming Course Dates

Click on the dates below for more info and to book

10 Jan—14 Mar 2019, Thursdays 6pm-8:30pm for 10 wks @Chelsea College of Arts UAL
From To Time Duration Location Fee Actions
Thursday,
10 Jan 2019
Thursday,
14 Mar 2019
18:00–20:30 Five days
(25 hours)
Chelsea College of Arts UAL
16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
£ 599 BOOK

This course runs from 10 January to 14 March 2019, every Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm for ten weeks at Chelsea College of Arts UAL. If you have any questions please contact us or the Chelsea Short Course Team +44 (0) 20 7514 6311.

5—9 August 2019, MonFri 10:00-16:00 for 5 days @Chelsea College of Arts UAL
From To Time Duration Location Fee Actions
Monday,
5 Aug 2018
Friday,
9 Aug 2018
10:00–16:00 Five days
(25 hours)
Chelsea College of Arts UAL
16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
£ 599 BOOK

This course runs from 5 to 9 August 2019, every day from 10am to 4pm for one week at Chelsea College of Arts UAL. If you have any questions please contact us or the Chelsea Short Course Team +44 (0) 20 7514 6311.

Tutor

Sophia Kosmaoglou is an artist, tutor, curator and founder of [ART&CRITIQUE], an alternative art education network based in London. Her current practice blurs the boundaries between art, activism and education to question the ontology of art and its social and institutional functions. She has a practice-based PhD in Fine Art from Goldsmiths and her research interests include institutional critique and the relationship between art and politics, institutions and independent organisations and collective practices. She has previously taught Critical Studies and Studio Practice on BA Fine Art Practice and Joint Honours courses at Goldsmiths and is currently a Visiting Tutor at Chelsea College of Arts. For more information please see https://videomole.tv

Reviews

This course offers a great opportunity to spend significant time and thought on aspects of your practice in a stimulating group environment. I would like to thank Sophia for her commitment to the students beyond what I expected- providing us with a wealth of information, reading lists etc and regular, detailed personalised feedback, which made such a difference. Anon

I’ve been looking for a long time to find a course like this, it is a unique opportunity, no other place provides this course. Sophia is a brilliant tutor and I am so glad I participated. I look forward to the next course. Anon

There is a lot of material in this course. It could easily form the basis of a degree course either under or post graduate. —Anon

What an enormous pleasure and fascinating process this week has been, so open and yet demanding. I’m in my studio as I write. It feels like the place to be to think it through, and in my case ‘get on with it’. I have a stack of questions, and some answers now, about how to go forward. It’s exciting! Thank you Sophia for this fantastic course, for your teaching, feedback and whole approach. It is so helpful to receive your perceptive and knowledgeable feedback to shake things up, reflect and begin to put more focused ideas into practice. You set the bar high for all of us with astonishing commitment. —Anon

The ideas learnt are indispensable and will stick with me for life. I will use it towards a Master’s course and during my own personal study. It has inspired me to get back in education with more direction and confidence. —Anon

Curating Contemporary Art

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Course Description

This five-day course is a chance to develop a critical understanding and approach to contemporary curating. The course explores the histories, theories, practices and critiques of curating, enabling students to establish their own approach to curating and contemporary art practice.

We’ll get the course off to a start by giving you an overview of the history of curating and 21st century curatorial developments. We will survey the main trends, institutions and concerns of contemporary curatorial practices. We will also visit exhibitions in London, from DIY project spaces to established museums. The course will provide you with important practical information about funding, promotion, installation and other professional aspects of curating. Then we’ll move you on to building your practical skills by encouraging you to devise exhibition themes and proposals. As you prepare your final presentation, you’ll consider everything from funding to PR. This is an opportunity to gain practical insights into curating contemporary art in both gallery and alternative spaces. Please note that you’ll be expected to complete reading and research in your own time during the course.

Course Outcomes

You will gain vital understanding of professional standards of practice in curating, knowledge of structures and institutions of the art world in London and beyond and have the tools to write an exhibition proposal, organise a show and apply for funding. It could mean moving on to curatorial projects, assistantships, partnerships or internships in the future.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in curating exhibitions of contemporary art. You may be looking to make proposals to venues, apply for gallery internships, follow a career in arts administration or apply for a BA or MA degree in Curating. The course could also provide anyone with a non-professional interest in contemporary art with new insights into the structures and concepts that underpin the field.

For more information on the course, including the schedule, lectures and reading please download the Course Outline.
Upcoming Course Dates

Click on the dates below for more info and to book.

1—5 July 2019, MonFri, 10am4pm for 5 days @Chelsea College of Arts UAL

This course runs from Monday, 1 July to Friday, 5 July 2019, from 10am to 4pm for one week. The course will take place at Chelsea College of Arts UAL, located at 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU. If you have any questions please contact us or the Chelsea Short Course Team +44 (0) 20 7514 6311

From To Time Duration Location Fee Actions
Monday,
1 Jul 2019
Friday,
5Jul 2019
10:00–16:00 Five days
(25 hours)
Chelsea College of Arts UAL
16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
£ 665 BOOK
Tutor

Sophia Kosmaoglou is an artist, tutor, curator and founder of [ART&CRITIQUE], an alternative art education network based in London. Her current practice blurs the boundaries between art, activism and education to question the ontology of art and its social and institutional functions. She has a practice-based PhD in Fine Art from Goldsmiths and her research interests include institutional critique and the relationship between art and politics, institutions and independent organisations and collective practices. She has previously taught Critical Studies and Studio Practice on BA Fine Art Practice and Joint Honours courses at Goldsmiths and is currently a Visiting Tutor at Chelsea College of Arts. For more information please see https://videomole.tv

Reviews

The course was brilliant – a great mixture of text-based theoretical discussions, lots of emphasis on practical issues and how to solve them, exhibition visits and continuous thinking throughout the week about one’s own exhibition proposal – which has benefited a lot from the course. The course and working on my proposal has been truly inspiring, and I have pursued the idea further since. The course felt like a launchpad – and a lot of the credit goes to the course teacher Sophia!! Anon

I decided on this particular course as felt it would help me understand more about how curating exhibitions can help one better appreciate works of art, art movements, artists and art history. Alan Roe

Very intensive course with good readings and gallery visits. It is a very good starting point to explore curating. Anon

ABOUT

ART&CRITIQUE is a London-based, peer-led alternative art education network dedicated to critical engagement with contemporary art. We employ collaborative, co-operative and collective models of pedagogy and organisation and foster alternative models of art education in a series of public events.

ART&CRITIQUE is open-access, self-organised, self-funded and non-profit. If you’d like to get involved, or if you have an idea for an event or collaboration, please come along to an event or get in touch.

Our privacy policy is available here.

MEMBERS & CONTRIBUTORS

Alter UsAlter Us

An emergent London based multidisciplinary collective that attempts to question and offer solutions regarding our contemporary context. Their concerns relate to the challenges presented by the Anthropocene, sustainability, disconnection, individualism, Artificial Intelligence, inequalities, among others.

Stephen BennettStephen Bennett

MA Art and Science student at Central Saint Martins (UAL) for 2016-2018. Deputy Head of Foresight in the UK Government Office for Science. Interested in maps, reflections, glass, depth, art-science-politics, socio-economics, climate change, demography, paint and photography.

Richard Burger Richard Burger

Richard is a painter. He studied in open access courses at the Chelsea College of Art and at the Art Student League of New York. His practise focuses on portraiture and landscape mainly in oils. One of Richards portraits was selected for exhibition at the NPG BP portrait awards 2016. In the same year he was accepted for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center.

Maria ChristoforatouMaria Christoforatou

Maria Christoforatou is an artist & visiting lecturer at University of the Arts London. She completed a practice-based MPhil at Chelsea College of Arts & an MA in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Arts. Her research investigates experiences of displacement through the idea of home & the ways that objects mediate for the artist & become agents of experience for the viewer.

Amanthi HarrisAmanthi Harris

Amanthi is an artist & writer. She studied at Central St Martins & Bristol University. She won the Gatehouse Press New Fictions Prize 2016 for Lantern Evening (2017). Her short stories have been published & broadcast on BBC Radio4. She is part of the V22 Artist Collective & works in 3D & drawing. She runs StoryHug, a project making art & stories in the community.

Laura HudsonLaura Hudson

Laura Hudson is an artist, writer and freelance curator with a background in experimental film, digital technologies and sustainable agriculture. She studied Evironmental Art at Glasgow School of Art & Moving Image at Central St Martins. She worked for Women In Profile, London Filmmakers Co-op, Cinenova Feminist Film Distribution, Arts Council England & FluxIT.

Sophia KosmaoglouSophia Kosmaoglou

Sophia is an artist, tutor, curator and researcher. She completed a practice-based PhD in Fine Art at Goldsmiths in 2012 and founded ART&CRITIQUE in 2015. She teaches studio practice, critical and contextual studies, history & philosophy of art, curating, video & film production. Research interests include art and politics, art education, radical pedagogy and self-organisation.

Johanna KwiatJohanna Kwiat

Johanna is an artist based in London. She studied anthropology at Goldsmiths & is a co-founder of ArtBrixton. Her work explores self-containment & the struggle against the violence of the mundane in domesticity, relationships & work. She performs in public places with incidental or no human audience & extends her performances through photographs, diagrams & installations.

Dasha LoykoDasha Loyko

Dasha Loyko is a practising artist and researcher with a background in philosophy. She works across media, from painting and collage to installation and film. In October 2017 she will begin her studio-based MA in Critical Practice at the Royal College of Art.

Cristina Sousa Martínez Cristina Sousa Martínez

Cristina is a curator & art blogger from Mexico. Her research interests are the concepts of infinity, tear & language-games. Her first exhibition as a curator was about an infinite causal chain of words, Transitivity of Implication (2016). She’s an intern at the Museum of Portable Sound as a Curatorial Assistant, she likes to experiment with sound, video & watercolour.

Elliot C. MasonElliot C. Mason

Elliot is a playwright and founding member of Penny Drops Collective, a radical artist / theatre group.

 

Aristotelis NikolaidisAristotelis Nikolaidis

Aris completed a PhD in media & communications at Goldsmiths and has been involved in free and self-organised language programmes for migrants and refugees. He teaches & researches in the field of social theory & media studies from a critical perspective, which means that he is at odds with marketization, careerism & precarious labour conditions in the university.

Rubén Salgado Perez Ruben Salgado Perez

Ruben is a researcher & currently Diversity Champion at the V&A. He completed an MA in Aesthetics & Cultural Policy at City University (2014) and co-founded the curatorial collective Un-Mapping Futures (2017). His published work explores the intersections between philosophy of art, public participation and the production of discourse on art and its publics.

ART&CRITIQUE is an alternative education network dedicated to critical engagement with contemporary art practice and theory. To get involved please come along to an event. ART&CRITIQUE is self-funded and volunteer-run.

 

 

ART CRAWL

Occasionally on the last Saturday of the month when we head out to visit exhibitions and have a critical discussion on route. Anyone can volunteer to curate the crawl, if you’re interested please download the infosheet for more information.

Mayfair to Fitzrovia: Joy, Dance, Magic – Three Artist Films

Saturday, 30 March 2019, 13:45 – 17:00
Meet 13:45 at Lévy Gorvy, 22 Old Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 4PY
Curated by Eva Ruschkowski
Free, booking via Eventbrite

artcrawl#14Join us for a stroll from Mayfair to Fitzrovia to visit three galleries showing video works by Agnes Martin, Geta Brătescu and Rachel Rose. The Art & Critique Art Crawls are excursions that offer the opportunity to explore, articulate thoughts and critically discuss exhibitions in a group.

We will meet at 13:45 at Lévy Gorvy Gallery to begin our journey with Martin’s film ‘Gabriel’ (1976). We follow a fourteen-year-old boy, the protagonist of the film, on his leisurely meander through a rural landscape to take part in his innocent exploration of natural beauty. “[The movie] turned out to be about joy – the same thing my paintings are about” the artist states. By contrasting Martin’s film with her serene geometric experimentation on canvas which she mainly is known for, Lévy Gorvy allow a deeper insight into the artist’s work and, as the gallery proposes, to “linger in the pensive calm that Martin’s art, regardless of its medium, so exquisitely conveys.”

A similar juxtaposition of still and moving images will greet us at Hauser and Wirth, our second stop, which is showing a group of works Geta Brătescu made over the last decade. Richly informed by literature and mythology, Brătescu untiringly explores her fascination for drawing, composition and line. ‘When I draw, I can say that my hand dances’. Hauser and Wirth put her drawings and collages in conversation with two films ‘Linia (The Line)’ (2014) and ‘The Gesture, The Drawing’ (2018), which were created in collaboration with Ștefan Sava and give an intimate insight into Brătescu’s studio practice and creative thinking process.

We will round out our walk at Pilar Corrias with Rachel Rose’s atmospheric film set in 1500s rural England. ‘Wil-o-Wisp’ (2018) tells the story of Elspeth Blake, which was inspired by the fate of healers who practised in the time of the Enclosure Movement. Rose draws us in the realm of magic at the same time examining the drastic historical shift and its consequences caused by the privatisation of communal land.

SCHEDULE
13.45 FOCUS: Agnes Martin Lévy Gorvy, 22 Old Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 4PY
15.00 Geta Brătescu Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 2ET
16.00 Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp Pilar Corrias, 54 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8EF

#15 Deptford Art & Gentrification Walk Pt. 2

Saturday, 29 September 2018, 13:00 -18:00
Meet at 1pm inside Deptford Railway Station, Deptford High Street, London SE8 3NU
Curated by Sophia Kosmaoglou and Paul Clayton
All welcome, booking available but not required

[ARTCRAWL]#15 DeptfordHot on the heels of the Deptford Art & Gentrification Walk in May 2018 we will revisit the people, places, problems, questions and expand on the outcomes of that sweltering day.

Join us for an afternoon of discussions and encounters on the relationship between art and the process of gentrification that is currently sweeping through Deptford. We will visit community spaces, galleries, studios and landmarks on a walk along the streets, waterways, green spaces and new developments. We will meet local residents, artists, curators and activists to hear about their experiences and how they are resisting or overcoming the displacement of communities and the shrinking of public and creative spaces.

Do artists have a measure of responsibility in the process of gentrification and what can they do to resist the successive waves of change that inevitably lead to their own displacement? How can local residents regain some control over the rapid changes in their environment and the impact on their lives?

[ARTCRAWL]#15 Deptford MAP
Click to download the map.
We will address the controversial developments currently proposed or underway in Deptford and the responsibility artists have within the process of gentrification. How can artists resist the redevelopment of community, social, cultural and creative spaces that are crucial to their activities? How can artists evaluate the available opportunities and what alternatives are there?

Come along to share your own stories and contribute to the discussion. Meet us at 1pm inside Deptford Rail Station or join us along the way. For more information, the itinerary and a map of the route please visit the website. Maps will be available on the day in case you wonder off and want to meet us later on.

Itinerary

More details coming soon, itinerary TBC and subject to change

13:00 Deptford Train Station Deptford High Street, London SE8 3NU

The meeting point is inside Deptford Railway Station.

13:15 Deptford Market & The Albany Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG

Visit the Albany and walk through Deptford Market. If you’d like to get some lunch there are excellent choices within close proximity to the station, including summer rolls from Viet Rest, sushi from M&D Japanese Takeaway, jollof rice from Tomi’s Kitchen , bagels from the Waiting Room or fish patties and summer fruit from the Jamaican food stalls on Douglas Way.

13:30 Deptford Cinema 39 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PQ

We will have a chat with members of Deptford Cinema about its award-winning programme, community cinema, self-organisation and affordable housing.

14:00 Open Forum Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden Reginald Road, London SE8 4RS

We will begin with a quick tour of the garden and return to the amphitheater for a discussion on the relationship between art and the process of gentrification currently underway in Deptford. We will hear about the Save Reginald Save Tidemill  campaign and the current occupation to protect the Tidemill Garden from impending demolition and how to get involved.  We will hear from local residents, artists, curators and activists about how they experience the impact of gentrification and how they are resisting displacement and the shrinking of public and creative spaces. Come along to share your own perspective on the changes that are currently sweeping through Deptford. We will end the visit with some time to explore the garden and the exhibition Deptford Aint Avvinit.

15:30 1 Creekside / Goldsmiths MFA Studios, Church Street, London SE8 4RZ

We will visit the site at 1 Creekside and then double back to Goldsmiths MFA Studios to view Sue Lawes‘ work and have a chat with the artist about the proposed development at 1 Creekside.

16:00 Art Hub Gallery & Studios 5-9 Creekside, London SE8 4SA

We will view the exhibition On Time: Deptford X (PT II)  and have a chat with artist Joan Molloy. Then go on a tour of Art Hub Studios with Adrian Morris-Thomas.

16:30 Paynes Wharf / House of Phoenix

Heading north towards the river we will view remains of the Royal Dockyard, passing by the church of St. Nicholas, the site of the former Deptford Power Station, Paynes Wharf, Master Shipwright’s Palace and Twinkle Park.

17:00 Gossamer Fog 186a Deptford High Street, London SE8 3PR

Visit the exhibition The Metallurgical Ouroboros and have a chat with director and artist Samuel Capps.

17:30 Mr. Steven PippinOlivia Guigue 158 Deptford High Street, London SE8 3PQ

This is a double studio visit in the former E. Barclay FSMC FACLP Optician on the high street. Mr. Pippin will present one of his major works titled Ω= 1, a machine that makes a pencil stand perfectly still on its tip. Olivia Guigue will introduce us to her project Tamesiology. A study of the geology of the Thames’ foreshore where, among native elements, synthetic and imported materials are becoming part of the ground. A collection of «Pseudo-Minerals» gathers plastic samples selected upon aesthetic criteria for their mimicry to minerals and rocks, while «Analogies» matches natural and man-made materials for their casual resemblance. These mimesis bring us to question the dichotomy natural/artificial by observing the dynamic of anthropic materials in nature, approaching the topic of environment from a different point of view: the one of matter.

18:00 Dog & Bell 116 Prince St, London SE8 3JD

This event is also part of Deptford X (21-30 September 2018)
and Deptford Aint Avvinit (29-30 September 2018)

In the first walk we held in May 2018, we kicked-off the discussion with an open forum in the Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden about its history, its impending demolition and the campaign to save it. We discussed the measure of responsibility that artists have in the process of gentrification and what alternatives there are to partnering with developers in pursuit of affordable space. To listen to a recording of the discussion and/or read a summary of the discussion please follow this link.

The Old Tidemill Garden was Deptford’s best kept secret, a wildlife oasis with more than 70 mature trees in the middle of Deptford, where the level of air pollution is six times higher than the limit recommended by the WHO. By handing the garden to property guardians, Lewisham Council withheld this public resource from the community. But now the secret it out! The Save Reginald Save Tidemill campaign is trying to raise awareness of the garden’s existence and encourage its use by members of the community in an effort to save it from demolition.

Contribution from Donal Ruane

The article No Man’s land by Eula Biss is a fascinating non-linear essay exploring the issue of gentrification in America. I offer it here as one possible way of looking at the thorny subject of gentrification. In the essay, Biss attempts to make sense of gentrification and our collective fear of those who are unlike us, in this case it is the predominantly poor blacks that tend to inhabit the inner city neighbourhoods that have been gentrified in America. If we substitute the working classes for blacks in the American model we could pretty much use this essay to look at gentrification in London (in the UK it is less about race exclusively and more about class in general).

In addition to Bliss’s own experiences with gentrification, she explores the concept in a more academic way—using research about violent crimes, fear, and race—but she begins with Little House on the Prairie. Yes, in an essay about gentrification, she begins with pioneers.  She writes of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s childhood on the frontier, and of her own fascination with the book as a child. Then she writes:

The word pioneer betrays a disturbing willingness to repeat the worst mistake of the pioneers of the American West—the mistake of considering an inhabited place uninhabited. To imagine oneself as a pioneer in a place as densely populated, as Chicago is either to deny the existence of your neighbours or to cast them as natives who must be displaced. Either way, it is a hostile fantasy … this is our inheritance, those of us who imagine ourselves as pioneers.

In the original event Sophia organised in Deptford, which is now available online I used a similar analogy of the myth of the American West as a useful prism through which the process of gentrification could be viewed. While my model tends to concentrate more on the different stages of the colonization and commodification of working class neighbourhoods by developers … using the wild west analogy it starts with the mountain men, who are followed by the cattle barons, the pioneers, the railroads, the banks and developers etc. (Serge Leone’s Marxist western Once Upon a Time in the West is worth looking at to understand this idea). Biss is more concerned with how the pioneers view, interact with and eventually displace the indigenous population before they too are displaced. I hope this is food for thought.

Donal Ruane, 28 September 2018.

#14 Deptford Art & Gentrification Walk

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 12:00 -19:00
Meet 12pm at Deptford Railway Station, Deptford High Street, London SE8 3NU
Curated by Sophia Kosmaoglou with many thanks to Paul Clayton for his assistance
All welcome, booking not required

[ARTCRAWL]#14 DeptfordIn May we’re visiting Deptford for a day of discussions on art and gentrification. Join us for a tour of galleries, studios, community spaces and landmarks on a walk along the streets, waterways, green spaces and new developments. We will meet artists, curators and activists to explore how they are resisting or overcoming the displacement of communities and the shrinking of public and creative spaces.

[ARTCRAWL]#14-Deptford-map
Click to download the map.
Come along and share your experiences, meet us at 12noon inside Deptford Rail Station or join us along the way. Please scroll down for the itinerary and a map of the route. Maps will be available on the day in case you wonder off and want to meet us later on.

I came to London, I was very lucky, at a time when you could still squat in central London and survive here and have enough space to have a studio to work. But now, young artists coming to London – where would they even start? The rents are unbelievable. It’s frightening. (Grayson Perry)

Gentrification concerns artists because their living and work spaces as well as their exhibition, event and social spaces are under threat  by redevelopment and rising property prices. Artists are constantly on the move as they become displaced from one up-and-coming area to the next. But they also bear the brunt of criticism, as harbingers of gentrification. In his 2013 BBC Reith Lectures artist Grayson Perry announced that artists are the “shock troops of gentrification”. On closer inspection however, this claim holds little water. A recent study shows that “arts industries generally do not play a significant role in gentrification and displacement” because art organisations tend to gravitate towards areas with pre-existing creative industries in already gentrified areas.

The Marxist geographer Neil Smith argues that gentrification is a calculated strategy in capital’s search for investment opportunities on the “frontier” between expensive neighbourhoods and the “disinvested slums… where opportunity is higher”. Developers take the long view, waiting for the right conditions to exploit the “rent gap”, or the difference between the current value of a property and its potential value through redevelopment. Gentrification takes place when the rent gap can yield maximum profit. Although Smith cites examples of artists being used as “vehicles” or “fronts” for gentrification and displacement, especially in Manhattan where “gentrification and art came hand in hand”, he argues that ultimately it is capital and not culture that drives the process.

In February 2018, Rózsa Farkas, founding director of Arcadia Missa announced that she is moving her gallery from Peckham to Soho in an act of resistance against the gentrification of the area where she grew up, adding “I’d like to encourage everyone to resist”.  Short of moving away, how can artists resist the redevelopment of community, social, cultural and creative spaces that are crucial to their activities? Considering the involvement of artists and art spaces with processes of gentrification, how can artists navigate the terrain of available opportunities and what alternatives are there?

Itinerary
12:00 Deptford Train Station Deptford High Street, London SE8 3NU

The meeting point is inside Deptford Rail Station. Bring a packed lunch for a picnic at the Old Tidemill Garden or get your lunch from the high street. There are excellent choices within close proximity to the station, including vegan curry from Hullabaloo, summer rolls from Viet Rest, sushi from M&D Japanese Takeaway, jollof rice from Tomi’s Kitchen , bagels from the Waiting Room or fish patties and summer fruit from the Jamaican food stalls on Douglas Way.

12:15 Deptford Market & The Albany Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG

Visit the Albany and Deptford Market on our way to the Old Tidemill Garden for a picnic lunch.

13:00 Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden Reginald Road, London SE8 4RS

Meet and talk with artists, activists and local residents about the  campaign to rescue the Tidemill Garden from impending demolition, including artist Jacqueline Utley from the Save Achilles Area campaign, an artist from Crosswhatfields and Eponine and Nico who will tells us more about the garden and how to get involved.

13:30 Undercurrents Gallery Birds Nest, 32 Deptford Church Street, London SE8 4RZ

View the current exhibition and talk with artist and curator Karen Barnes who will take a group photo of us with Box on Wheels.

14:00 Art in Perpetuity Trust Harold Wharf, 6 Creekside, London SE8 4SA

View the exhibition m2(at)15 celebrating 15 years of m2 Gallery and talk with Ken Taylor and Ken Wilder. Join a tour of APT painting and sculpture studios with director Liz May and member artists.

15:30 Minesweeper Collective Ha’penny Hatch, Deptford Creek

Meet Camden McDonald to talk about the Minesweeper Collective, its history and future after the demise of the Minesweeper which hosted local art and community events for 14 years, and hear about new developments along the Creek.

16:30 St. Nicholas / Paynes Wharf

Heading north towards the river we will visit the site of the Royal Dockyard, passing by the church of St. Nicholas, Paynes’ Wharf, Master Shipwright’s Place and the Dog & Bell.

17:00 Enclave, 50 Resolution Way, Deptford SE8 4AL (for GPS use SE8 4NT)
18:00 Deptford Cinema 39 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PQ

Talk to members about community cinema, the award-winning programme, self-organisation and affordable housing. The tour coincides with Ken Russell Day screening Gothic (1986) and Altered States (1980) with speakers Stephen Volk and Dr Matt Melia, from 1pm-10pm.

18:30 Deptford X 9 Brookmill Road, London SE8 4HL

Visit Deptford X’s new headquarters and speak to Lucy Cowling about the grass-roots visual arts festival that takes place in public spaces throughout Deptford every year

19:00 Birds Nest 32 Deptford Church Street, London SE8 4RZ

We will end the tour by returning to the Bird’s Nest to see our group photo that Karen Barnes took with her mobile camera obscura early on in the afternoon.

#13 Marylebone to South Kensington

Saturday, 30 September 2017, 13:45-17:00
Meet 13:45 at Lisson Gallery 27 Bell Street London NW15BY
Curated by Anca Baciu and Mandy Wong  

All welcome, booking not required

[ARTCRAWL] #13. Flyer by Many Wong.
[ARTCRAWL] #13. Flyer by Many Wong.
In September we’re meeting at Lisson Gallery to see an exhibition by Allora & Calzadilla and then walking through the park to the Serpentine Gallery to view an exhibition by Wade Guyton, ending the crawl with the LGBTQ Tour to explore gender and sexual identities in the Victoria & Albert Museum collection. Free, everyone welcome. No need to book, just join us at 2pm or along the way. Please see below for the itinerary and a map of the route.

ITINERARY MAP
13:45 Allora & Calzadilla: Foreign in a Domestic Sense Lisson Gallery 27 Bell Street London NW15BY
15:00 Wade Guyton: Das New Yorker Atelier, Abridged Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA
16:00 LGBTQ Tour Victoria & Albert Museum Cromwell Road London SW72RL (meet at Grand Entrance)

#12 Visit to TOMA in Southend-on-Sea

23 July 2017, 12:20-18:00
Meet 12:20pm at Southend Central Station, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1AB
Curated by Emma Edmondson

All welcome, please book your place

The Other MA (TOMA)

In July we’ve been invited on an excursion to visit The Other MA (TOMA), a 12-month alternative art education model based at Metal Art School in Southend-on-Sea. Join us for a walking tour across the cultural landscape of Southend-on-Sea with the expert guidance of Emma Edmondson, founder and coordinator of TOMA. We will visit Focal Point Gallery and The Old Waterworks, Metal Culture – home of Metal Art School and TOMA – culminating the tour at TOMA artists’ studios. 

The suggested travel route to Southend Central is via the C2C line from London Fenchurch Street, Limehouse, West Ham or Barking. A C2C train service departs from Fenchurch Street at 11:04am and arrives 12:18pm at Southend Central. Please purchase your ticket to Southend Central as we will be hopping on and off the train all day. The ticket will allow you to do this.

NB. We will be doing much walking in between destinations! Please get in touch if you have access concerns.

ITINERARY MAP
12:20 Meet at Southend Central Station, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1AB
12:30 Have lunch in the Railway pub  (best vegan food in town)
13:30 Head to Focal Point Gallery to see Maximum Overdrive
15:00 Catch the train to Westcliff-on-Sea station, half hour walk and head to The Old Waterworks for Alison Loyd’s show
16:00 Catch the train from Westcliff station to Chalkwell Park to see the home of TOMA and Metal, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend on Sea SS0 8NB
17:00 Walk to TOMA artist Richard Baxter’s pottery studio (TBC)
18:00 Grab a drink in the multitude of pubs on the seafront and take in the Estuary views!

#11 Hampstead to Finsbury Park (via Mayfair)

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 14:00 -17:00
Starts 2pm at Freud Museum 20 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead London NW3 5SX
Curated by Sophia Kosmaoglou
Free, booking not required

[ARTCRAWL] #11In June we’re venturing on an ambitious tour of London and taking public transport to see exhibitions at the Freud Museum and Furtherfield – venues that are off the beaten path. On the way we will stop at Thomas Dane in Mayfair. Below is a map of the route and a schedule with links to further information on the exhibitions. We will take the Jubilee line from the Freud Museum to Thomas Dane, and the Victoria line from there to Finsbury Park.

Please note that entry to the Freud Museum is £8 for adults, free for children under 12, £6 for senior citizens, £4 for students, unemployed, National Trust Members & National Art Pass Members. More details here.

SCHEDULE MAP
14:00 The Best Possible School: Anna Freud, Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham & the Hietzing School in 1920s Vienna. Freud Museum 20 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead London NW3 5SX
15:15 Paul Pfeiffer. Thomas Dane 11 Duke Street, St James’s London SW1Y 6BN
16:15 NEW WORLD ORDER. Furtherfield Gallery McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park London N4 2NQ

#10 Mayfair to Fitzrovia

Saturday, 28 January 2017, 14:00 -17:00
Curated by Cristina Sousa Martínez
Free, booking not required

[ARTCRAWL]#10web

On Saturday 28 January we’re meeting 2pm at Sophia Contemporary to see the exhibition Recipe for a Poem by Azadeh Razaghdoost. Then we will head to Hamilton’s Cafe to listen to Transitivity of Implication by Daniel Toca at the Museum of Portable Sound, please bring your headphones! We will wrap up with a visit to Carroll / Fletcher for the group exhibition United We Stand. Below is the schedule with links to exhibition details and a map of the route.

SCHEDULE MAP
14:00 Azadeh Razaghdoost Sophia Contemporary, 11 Grosvenor St, London W1K 4QB
15:00 Daniel Toca, Museum of Portable Sound Hamilton’s Café, 49 Maddox St, London W1S 2PQ
16:00 United We Stand Carroll / Fletcher, 56-57 Eastcastle St, London W1W 8EQ

#9 Hampstead to Camden Town (via Chalk farm)

Saturday 26 November 2016, 14:00 – 17:00
Curated by Katy Green
Free, booking not required

[ARTCRAWL] #9web

On Saturday, 26 November we’re meeting 2pm at Camden Arts Centre to see and exhibition of Bonnie Camplin‘s work. Then we will head to Zabludowicz Collection for the exhibition Basement Odyssey by Willem Weisman. Our final stop will be the group show Streams of Warm Impermanence with artists who work with Networked-Flesh at David Roberts Art Foundation. Please see below for the schedule and a map of the route.

SCHEDULE MAP
14:00 Bonnie Camplin Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG
15:00 Willem Weisman Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales, Road London NW5 3PT
16:00 Streams of Warm Impermanence DRAF, Symes Mews, London NW1 7JE

#8 Camberwell to Peckham

Saturday 29 October 2016, 14:00-17:00
Free, booking not required

[GALLERYCRAWL] #8

On Saturday 29 October we’re heading south and meeting 2pm at the South London Gallery to see The Source of Art is in the Life of a People by Roman Ondak, followed by a stop at Arcadia Missa to see Amalia Ulman’s solo Labour Dance, ending at South Kiosk to see And the Earth Screamed, Alive, a multi screen 16mm installation by Emma Charles. Please see below for the schedule with links to exhibition details and a map of the route. Everyone welcome.

SCHEDULE MAP
14:00
Roman Ondak South London Gallery 65-67 Peckham Road London SE5 8UH
15:15 Amalia Ulman Arcadia Missa Unit 6 Bellenden Road Business Centre London SE15 4RF
16:15 Emma Charles  South Kiosk Unit B1.1 Bussey Building 133 Rye Lane SE15 3SN

#7 Mayfair to St James (via Soho)

Saturday 24 September 2016, 14:00-17:00
Free, booking not required

[GALLERYCRAWL] #7web

On Saturday 24 September we’re meeting at Timothy Taylor to see Shez Dawood’s solo, followed by Mike Kelley’s 1999 installation Framed and Frame at Hauser & Wirth and Uri Aran’s controversial show at Sadie Coles, ending with the Jannis Kounellis retrospective at White Cube. We’re spoiled for choice this month so we’ve crammed four exhibitions into this one. See below for the schedule with links to exhibition details and a map of the route.

SCHEDULE MAP
14:00
Shezad Dawood: Kalimpong Timothy Taylor 15 Carlos Place London W1K 2EX
14:45 Mike Kelley: Framed and Frame Hauser & Wirth 23 Savile Row London W1S 2ET
15:30 Uri Aran: Two Things About Suffering Sadie Coles 62 Kingly Street London W1B 5QN
16:15 Jannis Kounellis White Cube 25 – 26 Mason’s Yard London SW1Y 6BU

#6 Mayfair to Fitzrovia

Saturday 30 July 2016, 14:00-17:00
Free, booking not required

[GALLERYCRAWL] #6

On Saturday 30 July we’re meeting at at Simon Lee Gallery to see the work of Bas Jan Ader who disappeared at sea in 1975. We will then head north to see the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres curated by Julie Ault and Roni Horn at Hauser & Wirth. Our final stop will be at Carroll/Fletcher to see Abuse Standards Violations by Eva and Franco Mattes. Please see below for the schedule with links to exhibition details and a map of the route.

SCHEDULE MAP
14:00
Bas Jan Ader Simon Lee Gallery 12 Berkeley Street London W1J 8DT
15:00 Felix Gonzalez-Torres Hauser & Wirth 23 Savile Row London W1S 2ET
16:15 Eva and Franco Mattes Carroll/Fletcher 56-57 Eastcastle St London W1W 8EQ

#5 Hackney to Shoreditch

Saturday 25 June 2016, 14:00-17:00
Curated by Dasha Loyko
Free, booking not required

[GALLERYCRAWL] #5 webflyer

On Saturday 25 June we will meet at The Residence Gallery to see Info Pura, a group exhibition on knowledge, information and experience. Next we will visit Salon des Refuses at SPACE to see the work of Dasha Loyko and other artists rejected from the Royal Academy summer exhibition. Last stop is Blood For Light by Nastivicious at Waterside Contemporary. Please see below for the schedule with links to exhibition details and a map of the route.

SCHEDULE MAP
14:00 
Info Pura Residence Gallery 229 Victoria Park Road London E9 7HD
15:00 Salon des Refuses SPACE 129-131 Mare Street London E8 3RH
16:15 Nastivicious Blood For Light Waterside Contemporary 2 Clunbury St N1 6TT

#4 Hackney to Shoreditch

Saturday 4 June 2016, 14:00-17:00
Curated by Penelope Kupfer
Free, booking not required

[GALLERYTOUR] #4 webflyer

On Saturday 4 June we will meet at Cambridge Heath Station and set off for Vilma Gold to see the work of Oliver Stone and Luther Price. Next we will make our way to Espacio Gallery for a group exhibition titled Organism, featuring the work of Penelope Kupfer among an illustrious list of artists. Last stop is Paulo Nimer‘s solo show at Maureen Paley. See below for the schedule and map of the route with links to exhibition details. Free, no need to book.

SCHEDULE MAP
14:00
Cambridge Heath Station Hackney, London E2 9EG
14:15 Oliver Stone & Luther Price Vilma Gold 6 Minerva St, London E2 9EH
15:15 Organism Espacio Gallery 159 Bethnal Green Road London E2 7DG
16:15 Paulo Nimer Maureen Paley 21 Herald Street London E2 6JT

#3 Hyde Park to Shadwell

Saturday 14 May 2016, 14:00-18:00
Curated by Penelope Kupfer
Free, booking not required

[GALLERYTOUR] #3 webflyer

On Saturday, 14 May 2016 we will meet at the Serpentine Gallery at 2pm to view Hilma af Klimt: Painting the Unseen and then make our way to the Sackler Gallery to view of the exhibition by DAS INSTITUT. Then we will head to the Rum Factory near Shadwell DLR station to see the work of Richard Burger. See below for the schedule and map of the route with links to exhibition details. Free, no need to book, just join us at 2pm. Latecomers can join us along the way.

SCHEDULE MAP
14:00
Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
14:15 Hilma af Klint Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
15:00 DAS INSTITUT Serpentine Sackler Gallery, W Carriage Dr, London W2 2AR
16:00 Lancaster Gate Tube Station Central Line to Bank, then DLR to Shadwell
17:00 Open Studios 2016 Rum Factory, Bow Arts, Unit 4, Pennington Street, E1W 2BD

#2 Whitechapel to Liverpool Street

Saturday 30 April 2016, 14:00-17:00
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[GALLERYTOUR] #2 web-flier

On Saturday, 30 April 2016 we will meet at the bookshop inside the Whitechapel Gallery at 2pm to view Harun Farocki‘s video installation Parallel I-IV and  the archival exhibition Imprint 93 with prints by young British artists of the 1990s. Then we will head to Raven Row near Liverpool Street to see the work of Channa Horwitz. Please see below for the schedule and a map of the route. Free event, no need to book. Latecomers can join us along the way.

SCHEDULE MAP
14:00
Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High St. London E1 7QX
14:15 Harun Farocki Parallel I-IV Whitechapel Gallery
15:00 Imprint 93 Whitechapel Gallery
16:00 Channa Horwitz Raven Row 56 Artillery Lane London E1 7LS

#1 Hoxton to Mile End

Saturday 19 March 2016, 14:00-17:00
Free, booking not required

[GALLERYTOUR] #1 web-flier

On Saturday, 19 March 2016 we will meet at Hoxton Rail Station at 2pm. From there we will walk to xero, kline & coma to see Under the Shade I Flourish by Chris Alton. Heading east we will stop at Cell Project Space to see Ian Ball ‘s Praseodymium Intracrine Signal Aggregate and and we will end the tour with Park McArthur‘s Poly at Chisenhale Gallery. Please see below for the schedule and a map of the route. Free event, no need to book, just join us at 2pm. Latecomers can join us along the way.

SCHEDULE MAP
14:00
Hoxton Rail Station Geffrye Street, London E2 8EA
14:15 Chris Alton: Under the Shade I Flourish xero, kline & coma, 258 Hackney Road, London E2 7SJ
15:15 Iain Ball  Cell Project Space, 258 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA
16:15 Park McArthur: Poly Chisenhale Gallery, 64 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ