The Artist Soup Kitchen : A Soft Armour with Monique Besten
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The Artist Soup Kitchen : A Soft Armour with Monique Besten

The Artist Soup Kitchen : A Soft Armour with Monique Besten

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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 Woman's Work, acclaimed artist Monique Besten will be presenting around her enduring walking-based project A Soft Armour. Variously for the last 3 years, Monique has been travelling through Europe, alone, wearing a 3 piece walking suit, on foot, meeting people along her journey, collecting new stories and retelling them in various ways.
In this Soup Kitchen, using Monique’s experiences as a base, we’ll be broadening out the discussion to assess the roles for women in a traditionally male dominated sector, and in particular, exploring the forced compromises made by creative women in the making their work.

Monique Besten is a nomadic artist who was born in the Netherlands and is at home where her feet are. She works site-specifically using different media with a special focus on long distance performative walking, crossing countries on foot collecting stories and researching life. Themes in her work are slowness, sustainability, borders and simplicity. She likes to be in the here and now by creating poetic bridges between the past and the future, the real and the virtual world, analogue and digital ways of working.
More here: www.moniquebesten.nl

Woman’s Work is a partnership project between AirSpace Gallery and The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. Woman’s Work seeks to make visible the hidden and unsung labour carried out by women in the home, the workplace and public life, and in particular seeks to redress the imbalance in history and the arts, where work made by women has been undervalued, or simply not recognised.
More here: Woman's Work

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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 click here to book your place - or email mail@airspacegallery.org with soup kitchen in the subject line.

***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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The Artist Soup Kitchens are talks and workshops to explore support networks, good practice and sustainability of the arts and artists in a changing climate. We have noticed that some of the best conversations happen over a good hearty meal and so over a delicious bowl of homemade soup, and specially baked bread.
To see documentation of previous Artist Soup Kitchens, click the following links:

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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