Tuesday, July 6, 2021
12:00 AM
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Alice Bradshaw

Art Lab July 2021

Tuesday 6 July 2021, 8pm GMT

Presenting: Siobhan Wall & Ralph Klewitz

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Meeting ID: 846 2872 4393

Passcode: 105917

Siobhan Wall – The Aesthetics of Care in the Time of Covid

Making artist’s books as a (self) nurturing response to the Covid pandemic and lockdown.

‘Vintage Advice For Corona People’ is a recently published book of postcards from around 1900-1920 to which Siobhan Wall has added gently humorous captions. She will talk about how the aesthetics of care informed the making and design of the book. She’ll compare socially aware work by contemporary artists with photos taken around 1918 – when many people were affected by a particularly deadly influenza. She’ll look at how the status of ephemera such as postcards can be enhanced by contemporary artists, too.

Ralph Klewitz – Freedom to Create

I was born in 1965, grew up in Switzerland and studied visual communication design as well as fine arts. I 2011 I graduated with a Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice from the Bern University of the Arts, and since 2014 I am a doctoral candidate in Fine Arts Practice.

The topics of my artistic practice and research in fine arts raise cultural, ethical and political questions and I negotiated those in various geographical contexts with meaningful and meaningless; intangible and tangible contents.

I will introduce my new book ‘Freedom to Create’ that can be accessed on my blog

Art Lab is a monthly meet-up for artists and art practitioners to discuss their work, concurrent ideas and critical thinking. It’s open to anyone who would like to attend and contribute constructively. Art Lab is for sharing ideas, mutual learning, peer support and networking. The format is two/three presentations by artists / practitioners about their work / ideas / interests: 20-30 minute presentations followed by Q&A.

Art Lab welcomes all art practitioners at any stage in their career and operates a safe space policy. Art Lab is coordinated by Halifax based artist/curator/writer Alice Bradshaw.