22 MARCH Art Anywhere? Symposium


This event was curated by Sean Lowry (University of Melbourne) and Simone Douglas (Parsons School for Design, New York City) as part of an ongoing partnership between the Centre of Visual Art (University of Melbourne) and Parsons Fine Art (Parsons School of Design, The New School).

Today, much artistic activity takes place well outside the limits of traditional exhibition circuits. Much of this activity is more concerned with events, actions, sites, relations and processes rather than discretely exhibitable objects. Moreover, given that some artistic projects can exist as radically spatially diffused distributions of elements, artists and audiences alike can face significant challenges associated with adequately presenting, disseminating and evaluating work of this kind. This one-day symposium explored various ways in which artistic projects such as these might be represented and evaluated in their often-uneven transition from conception through production to dissemination (and after-life). Comprising a series of short presentations, performances and discussions featuring the work of artists, curators and other creative practitioners working well beyond the limits of established exhibition formats, this symposium event explored dynamic contemporary artistic practices at the outermost limits of location-specificity.

For those unable to attend, the presentations were video recorded and will be uploaded here shortly.

Peer reviewed projects**: 

Aurora Del Rio and Alvin McIntyre
Monumental (aka Jason Waterhouse and Michael Needham)
Joanne Choueiri
Benjamin Matthews
Annie Morrad and Ian Mcarthur

Invited presentations:

Ryo Sato
Yhonnie Scarce and Lisa Radford
Archie Barry
Nancy Mauro-Flude
Rowan McNaught
Emily Siddons
Kim Donaldson
Shoufay Derz
Mark Shorter
Ry Haskings and Vincent Alessi
Shan Turner-Carroll

For a more detailed schedule and presenter abstracts please visit http://www.projectanywhere.net/conference/#artanywhere

** Project Anywhere is a global blind peer reviewed exhibition program dedicated to art at the outermost limits of location-specificity. Although descriptions and images of hosted projects are featured on a dedicated website, Project Anywhere is neither an online exhibition or journal. It is perhaps best imagined as an exhibition comprising the entire globe in which the role of curator is replaced with a peer selection system. All proposals are reviewed by four artist academics of international standing. Project Anywhere is proudly supported as part of a partnership between the Centre of Visual Art (University of Melbourne) and Parsons Fine Art (Parsons School of Design, The New School).

Image: Kiera O'Toole, Drawing from the Non-Place, 2017. Chalk on found concrete structure, Sligo, Ireland [Photograph courtesy Sarah Sexton]