Symposium: Exploring the Third Dimension

  • Fri 6 July 2018
  • 10 am – 4 pm

‘Exploring the Third Dimension’ is a one-day symposium that will examine curatorial practice in relation to sculpture through the experiences of international curators working at the top of their field. The day will explore different models of display, with reference to cultural activism, education, and engagement with three-dimensional artworks, and invite questions such as how might we think differently about sculpture as an art historical category in its own right. During the symposium, each of the curators will respond to a question for 10 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of discussion with the full panel that will be chaired by Stephen Feeke, Director of the New Art Centre*. This will be followed by a full panel discussion, bringing in feedback and questions from the audience. The event includes refreshments and lunch served in Roth Bar & Grill. Our speakers include: Lucy Askew, Senior Curator, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh Cathleen Chaffee, Chief Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York Ruth Estévez, Independent curator, writer, and stage designer, Mexico City and Los Angeles Samuel Leuenberger, Curator, Art Basel Parcours; Founder and Director of SALTS, Birsfelden, Switzerland Li Zhenhua, Independent curator, artist and producer, Beijing/Shanghai, China Read our speakers full biographies here. The symposium is the culmination of Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s second International Curatorial Residency, in which a group of influential curators from around the world spend five days immersed the ethos and programming of the gallery. During the residency, the curators – each bringing their own personal experiences and knowledge – will engage with artists, gallery staff and members of the local community, inspiring their creative discourse. Programme: 10 – 11 am Arrival and coffee & viewing of ‘Alexander Calder. From the Stony River to the Sky’ 11 am Welcome & Introductions 11.15 am Presentations and Discussions by Curators 12.45 pm Lunch at Roth Bar & Grill 2 pm Presentations and Discussions by Curators continued 3 pm Open Q&A with Delegates 4 pm Symposium ends, homemade lemonade served and opportunity to network. Farewell & Independent return travel Cost of symposium £100 per person. Ticket price includes refreshments and lunch served at Roth Bar & Grill. For all enquiries please contact Dea Vanagan:   Please find additional information for attendees here, including shuttle departure times to train station. * Please note, this event was originally advertised with Claire Lilley as chair, however due to unforeseen circumstances she can no longer attend.

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