Travelling Lines brings together scholars, artists, curators and collectors to create an international forum to consider three key themes: itinerant modes of drawing by Latin America based artists that prioritise investigation and exploration; how the nomadic practices of artists necessitate conceptual and low-key strategies associated with drawing, an especially portable medium; and how itinerant and other modes of drawing circulate within the transnational circuits of the globalised art world. Focusing on one medium, speakers address how visual languages participate in, depend on, and travel across local as well as global territories.
The conference is organised by TrAIN Research Centre in collaboration with The Drawing Room. It coincides with the exhibition at the Drawing Room entitled The Peripatetic School: Itinerant drawing from Latin America, curated by Tanya Barson, international curator, Tate Modern. Artists whose work is in the exhibition are among the speakers. The exhibition includes art by Brigida Baltar, Jose Tony Cruz, Andre Komatsu, Mateo López, Jorge Macchi, Gilda Mantilla and Raimond Chaves, Nicolas Paris, and Ishmael Randall Weeks.
For the exhibition see http://www.drawingroom.org.uk/
22 September, 5 – 8pm, Drawing Room, 12 Rich Estate, Crimscott Street, London SE1 5TE:
– Tanya Barson: a curator’s tour of the exhibition
– Christian Rattemeyer: curating, collecting and displaying drawing
– Debate: Christian Rattemeyer, Kate Brindley, Candida Gertler and Catherine Petitgas discuss the curating and collecting of drawing, examining the contexts of the museum, the independent gallery, university collections, the international biennale, and the private collection.
23 September, 9am – 5.45pm, Lecture Theatre, Chelsea College of Art and Design, John Islip Street, London, SW1:
– Key-note lecture by Moacir dos Anjos
– Ellen Gallagher in conversation with Tanya Barson
– Artists' conversations with Brigida Baltar, Tony Cruz, Andre Komatsu, Mateo Lopez, Gilda Mantilla & Raimond Chaves, Nicolas Paris and Ishmael Randall Weeks
– Debates with Tanya Barson, Pablo León de la Barra, Catherine Lampert, Katharine Stout, Grant Watson and Isobel Whitelegg
For bookings please go here: https://estore.arts.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=39&deptid=178&catid=3
Day 1 Concession (Student/UAL or Drawing Room Staff): £5
Day 1 Full Price: £7
Day 2 Concession: £8
Day 2 Full Price: £10
Day 1 and 2 Concession: £11
Day 1 and 2 Full Price: £15
Biographies of participants:
Moacir dos Anjos, Research Fellow at the Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil and lead curator of the 29 Sao Paolo Biennale.
Tanya Barson, Curator of International Art at Tate Modern and curator of ‘The Peripatetic School: Itinerant Drawing from Latin America’
Kate Brindley, Director, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) Middlesbrough
Ellen Gallagher is an artist who lives and work in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and New York City whose work is represented in public collections including Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Candida Gertler, Co-Director, Outset Contemporary Art Fund
Catherine Lampert, independent curator and art historian. She was Director of the Whitechapel Gallery London from 1998 – 2001. Recently she has curated Miquel Barceló for La Caixa, Barcelona and Francis Alÿs, ‘Le temps du Sommeil’ for the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Pablo León de la Barra, London-based curator and writer
Catherine Petitgas, major collector of Latin American art, member of Latin
American Acquisitions Committee and the International Council at Tate and
Trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery
Christian Rattemeyer, Harvey S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator of Drawings,
Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Katharine Stout, Curator, Tate Britain and Associate Director, Drawing Room, London
Grant Watson, curator and co-ordinator of research programme and publications, inIVA, London
Isobel Whitelegg, Director of MA Curating at Chelsea College of Art and Design. She specialises in the history and theory of modern and contemporary art from Latin America.
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