To mark our 25th anniversary year, in May 2005 we embarked on the Future forecast research and publishing programme. Through collection of evidence in the form of interviews and the associated debates, our aim was to identify some of the significant issues for artists and their practice and by doing so, play our part in forecasting the infrastructure that will best support the next generation of artists.
Outcomes and Issues - a-n The Artists Information Company
Our challenge as a community is to question what is being done in our name whilst also adopting frameworks for open dialogue that are sufficiently dynamic to counter generalized assumptions about artists.
Becky Shaw explores the dangers of the concept of ‘continuous practice’ and gives thought to the key factors that enable longevity if artists choose it.
Rohini Malik Okon on contemporary artists who invite their audience to get closer.
Manick Govinda on the relationship between artist and society.
S Mark Gubb on the economic and ecological implications of artists’ practice.
‘Artists’ Books: Potent Spaces for unusual voices or vanity publishing for the favoured few?’ Presentation by Sara Wajid, first published in November 2005 on the Future forecast: Curated space online think-tank.
Evidence-based recommendations on: Identifying the ‘new practices’ model, Valuing peer networks, Redefining public accountability, Supporting location and community and New ‘brand image’ for artists.
The final Future forecast publication presents an overview of this research and publishing programme’s findings themed around: Identifying the ‘new practices’ model, Valuing peer networks, Redefining public accountability, Supporting locations and community, New ‘brand image’ for artists. With contributions from […]