20 MARCH: Art Anywhere? [Postponed]
Please note this event has now been postponed.
Understandably and as you have no doubt anticipated, we have decided that it is in the best interests of our 'Anywhere' community to postpone the Art Anywhere? symposium event this coming Friday.
We are currently anticipating a mediated presentation experience which will go live at a later date via the Project Anywhere website. Meanwhile, we extend our warmest solidarities to you all. Please feel welcome to share your thoughts and experiences as this unfolds.
Thinking of you all!
Simone Douglas and Sean Lowry
9.30 - 5.30pm - Friday March 20, 2020 at Buxton Contemporary, cnr Dodds St &, Southbank Blvd, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia (followed at 5.30pm-7pm with the official launch of the Project Anywhere 2020 Global Exhibition Program with Professor Su Baker AM)
Today, much artistic activity takes place outside traditional exhibition circuits and is variously characterised by whereand when it is situated. Many of these artistic activities are more concerned with events, actions, sites, relations and processes than with the display of discretely exhibited objects. Indeed, given that some contemporary artistic projects manifest as radically spatially diffused distributions of elements, artists and audiences alike face significant challenges when presenting, disseminating and evaluating work of this kind. This free one-day symposium will explore various ways in which artistic projects located outside conventional exhibition contexts and programming schedules are represented and evaluated. Comprising a series of presentations, performances and discussions featuring the work of artists, curators and other creative practitioners working outside established exhibition formats, this event will explore art at the outermost limits of location-specificity.
This event is curated by Simone Douglas (Parsons School of Design, New York City) and Sean Lowry (VCA, Melbourne) 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). Douglas and Lowry have been collaborating since 2014 across a series of international conferences, symposia and publications dedicated to publicly connecting diverse artistic activities taking place outside traditional exhibition circuits.
Susie Quillinan, Lauren Gower, Elizabeth Presa, Tania Blackwell, Raafat Ishak, Kirsten Lyttle, Kiron Robinson, Seol Park, Scotty So, Cate Consandine, Edward Colless, Sarah Rudledge, Francis Carmody, Kim Donaldson, Jonas (J) Magnusson, Cecilia Grönberg, Siri Lee, David Cross, Anthony McInneny, Beatriz Maturana Cossio, Ricardo Brodsky Baudet, Chelsea Coon, Simone Slee