Constantine Lecture Theater
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
02:00 PM
Teesside University, Middlesbrough
North East England
Teesside University Fine Art

Dr Michael Birchall
Curator of Public Practice, Tate Liverpool / Senior Lecturer in Exhibition Studies at Liverpool John Moores University
Tuesday 15th November 2016 / 2-4pm Constantine Lecture Theatre
Dr Michael Birchall is curator of public practice at Tate Liverpool and senior lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University in Exhibition Studies. His interests include: socially engaged art, participatory practices, queer history, community art, exhibition histories from the 1960s onwards, and new forms of creative labour in the arts. Previously he has held curatorial appointments at The Western Front (Vancouver, Canada), The Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre (Canada) and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (Germany). Forthcoming curatorial projects include a socially engaged commission at Tate Liverpool to take place in Spring 2017: a series of projects at Tate Exchange around Queer genealogy, access and mediation; and a series on the crisis of overproduction in the arts. More info about the event and Critical Perspectives here.

Theorist Simon Critchley observed, ‘The problem with contemporary art is that we all think we know what it means and we don’t.’ With an international focus and interdisciplinary approach, Teesside University Fine Art’s Critical Perspectives lecture series challenges us to rethink our location within an ever-evolving community of artists in the twenty-first century. Critical Lines visiting lecture series presents artists and thinkers from across disciplines, who offer artist talks, lectures, workshops and tutorials at Teesside University. This series is open to the public.