What Work Does the Artwork Do? Criticality and Context

2 - 7pm, Thurs 4th Dec 2014 | Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, SW1Y5AH

This symposium brings together researchers, members of activist art groups and the general public interested in the place and role of art’s criticality. Instead of asking the definitional question “What is Art?”, the symposium provides a space to explore and discuss the roles and purposes of artworks – the work artworks do.

Confirmed speakers/participants:

  • Elena Crippa, Curator, Modern and Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain
  • Paul Gladston, Editor, Journal Contemporary Chinese Art; Director of the Centre for Contemporary East-Asian Cultural Studies University of Nottingham
  • Jo Melvin, Curator and Reader in Archives and Special Collections, CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London
  • Bob and Roberta Smith
  • Chris Smith, Editor, Journal of Visual Arts Practice ; Visiting Fellow, CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London

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This event is organised by Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon (CCW) Graduate School in partnership with the ICA and Lisson Gallery.