It’s a month since we found out we were selected for an a-n Artist Group Bursary and a lot has happened already. Our first visiting lecturer – Design Theorist Nuno Coelho – gave a fascinating, zeitgeisty talk on modernist history and its relevance to current political movements and environmental issues. Members of AltMFA are creating a zine together as a creative response encapsulating some of the thoughts catalysed by it.
May 1st – May 8
We were in residence at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects, where we showed new work, hosted dinners/yoga/meetings/performance-walks and had a public reading group unpicking Naomi Klein texts and considering our own position and responsibilities as artists, particularly relating to climate change. Members of TOMA (who we visited a few weeks ago in Southend) and other new faces joined.
AltMFA member Shinji Toya is now working on our new website which will be a platform for our creative responses to the a-n funded talks series. For now our old website (www.altmfa.weebly.com) is still up and running for more info on our group.
Next up is a workshop/talk by Rosalie Schweiker on her new project: teaching for people who prefer not to teach.
Nina Power will visit us at Mayday Rooms.
Some of our members will be running an event as part of AntiUniversity Now (more info here)
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Thanks a-n! More news and creative responses chronicling the lectures coming soon.