Artist Soup Kitchen - Art Work and Art's Work with Dutton&Bracey and Anneka French
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Artist Soup Kitchen - Art Work and Art's Work with Dutton&Bracey and Anneka French

Artist Soup Kitchen - Art Work and Art's Work with Dutton&Bracey and Anneka...

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We have noticed that some of the best conversations happen over a good hearty meal, so AirSpace Gallery are pleased to invite Artists to a new series of the amazingly popular 'Artist Soup Kitchens'. These are talks and workshops to explore support networks, good practice and sustainability of the arts and artists in a changing climate. They provide an opportunity to meet up in a relaxed and special environment, with a different theme and speaker each time to be explored over a delicious bowl of homemade soup, and specially baked bread.

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For the next in our series of critical engagement and discussion series, attached to AirSpace Gallery's forthcoming exhibition, Midpointness, an open debate between Midpointness curators, Andrew Bracey and Steve Dutton and curator Anneka French, will discuss...

What is the WORK in a WORK of ART? What makes an ARTWORK or what makes ART WORK? What is the work that a piece of art does? How is the work or labour of an artist recognised? How do artists work? How does art remain generative? When is an artwork finished? How does art work? Where does art work and where does it work best? If art is work, what and how are we getting paid? If we’re not, what are we getting? In light of the publication of Artist Newsletter’s Exhibition Payment Guide who had found that 71% of artists are not receiving payment for exhibiting in publicly funded galleries, principles around working conditions for artists have never been more pressing. In this installment of the Artist Soup Kitchen these questions will be discussed through different ‘lenses’ - financially, philosophically and conceptually.

Midpointness is an independently curated exhibition hosted by AirSpace Gallery curated by Bracey&Dutton which invites us to consider that the work of art can extend from the idea of an artefact to be understood as art’s labour or task; as a process of becoming that lies at the centre of its ‘work’. Midpointness seeks to explore the dynamics of inner/outer dialogues between the work and the viewer, opening up other potentials that an artist might hope for when he/she explores the generative potential of the work of art. More details here.

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The duration of the Artist Soup Kitchen is set at 2 hours, beginning promptly at 12.00 pm and finishing at 2.00 pm.

Seats at the Artist Soup Kitchen Table are limited, so to avoid disappointment, please book early, and only if you fully intend to attend.

***The Soup Kitchens are free to attend, but guests will be asked to donate an amount they feel the event was worth.***

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Documentation of previous Soup Kitchens -

Artist Soup Kitchen overview from Conjunction 12

How to Save the World featuring The Clipperton Project

Creating an Art Market with Kevin Hunt

A Confusion of Tongues with Professor David Manley


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Andrew Bracey is an artist, curator and lecturer, who is based in Waddington, Lincolnshire. Bracey graduated with an MA in fine art in 2001 from Manchester Metropolitan University and has since exhibited widely in the UK and Europe. His practice hovers on the fringes of painting as it crosses over and expands into installation, curation, sculpture, drawing and animation. He often uses existing sites and the readymade as alternatives to the traditional canvas support for painting, creating tensions between the hand-made and the man- made. Within his work Bracey questions the role of the original, the reproduction (in print, online or in a catalogue for example) and exhibition display. Solo exhibitions include; Usher Gallery, 2014,Nottingham Castle, 2014; Manchester Art Gallery 2009; Transition Gallery, London, 2007; Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 2007; and firstsite, Colchester, 2006. He has exhibited in group exhibitions, in the UK, Europe, USA and Thailand. Curated exhibitions include Re-Unpacking, Nottingham Castle, 2014; (detail), H Project Space, Bangkok and touring, 2014; Misdirect Movies, Royal Standard, Liverpool, and touring, 2013 and Unspooling: Artists & Cinema, 2010, Cornerhouse, Manchester. Bracey is currently Programme Leader of MA Fine Art at The University of Lincoln, England.

Steve Dutton is an artist who works on both collaborative and individual projects. He is based in Sheffield and London and is currently Professor in Contemporary Art Practice at the University of Lincoln in the U.K. where he is the lead on Artistic Research. He is a founder member of S1 Artspace in Sheffield and the Founder of LGP in Coventry, a former Director of Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum and the ArtSheffield Biennial programmes. He is on the editorial board of ‘Project Anywhere: art at the outermost limits of location specificity’ and is on the national AIR council where he is involved in the National Paying Artists Campaign. He has also co-curated a number of exhibitions including Possession (with Brian Curtin) at the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre,The Work is a Score (with Andrew Bracey) for the Lock- Up Culture Centre, Newcastle, Australia and New Works by Terry Atkinson for Lanchester Gallery Projects in Coventry.


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