What do artists do?

Voss, R. and Sowden, T. (2009) What do artists do? UNSPECIFIED.
Creators:Voss, R. and Sowden, T.
Abstract:Participating artist in year long Arts Council funded research project lead by Phyllida Barlow to establish a working environment where a selected group of [16] artists could engage with the processes of making artwork with no prerequisite outcomes. The impact on artists due to the persistent emphasis on the commodification of the art object was addressed through workshops, discussions, debates, seminars. An ignorance of how art becomes made and how artists work – what artists do - is prevalent at all levels of art, from secondary school through to high level retrospective exhibitions at international venues. The participating artists in the project did not all necessarily agree or support this contention and were have been appointed with this in mind. November 2007 – December 2008. Public outcomes: Skit. Roy Voss and David Cheeseman – Performance, Warwick Arts Centre. October 2008. Farmer’s Market (group exhibition) 12th November – 20th December 2008, Handel Street Projects, London, curated by Fedja Klikovac. Betrayal (group exhibition) 11th July – 1st August 2009, East House Chinese Restaurant and Takeaway / Whitecross Gallery, London, curated by Gavin Ramsey and developed around the theme of Camp as discussed by Susan Sontag in her influential 1964 essay Notes on Camp.
Item Type:Other
Uncontrolled Keywords:art, artists
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
Date:2009
Funders (or N/A if none):n/a
ID Code:15446
Deposited By: P. Lansley
Deposited On:26 Jul 2011 15:18
Last Modified:12 Aug 2013 08:06
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