Art conversations: city lit blackheath
Art events programme Spring-Summer with the City Lit @ The Conservatoire in Blackheath
We are delighted to announce that the City Lit at the Conservatoire in Blackheath will be introducing a new and exciting programme of artist talks and presentations from Saturday March 29th . Based in the impressive purpose-built Victorian art studios to the rear of the building, we will be presenting three artist events each academic term, in sync where possible, with the themes of major exhibitions going on around London. Showcasing the rich and diverse nature of contemporary art practice these events will made up of lectures, presentations, films, live performance and discussion forums. The City Lit at Blackheath will be introducing a whole new tier of summer school courses tailored to meet the needs of the practising artist community. Courses such as An Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art and Art history: Women in Art 1968 to the Present Day will herald a new chapter in our visual arts provision, alongside printmaking residencies and advanced workshops.
These events will be free to the public, who can either turn up on the night or book a place here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-conversations-ian-monroe-tickets-10777544927?aff=eorg
Saturday March 29th 2014 (19:00 – 21:00) Ian Monroe
God, Money and Tower Blocks: Constructing Contemporary Space
In tandem with the Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined exhibition at the Royal Academy our inaugural event will be a presentation and talk by American artist Ian Monroe. Monroe creates meticulously constructed, hand-cut vinyl images and structures that simultaneously embody and question our collective desire to build structures and generate systems of order.
Artist and writer Ian Monroe was born in New York in 1972 and currently lives and works in London. He received his MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2002. The artist has been involved in numerous exhibitions worldwide including solo projects at Saint Louis Art Museum (2011), as the recipient recipient of the Freund Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Haunch of Venison, London (2005) as well as several key group exhibitions including 'Edge of the Real' at the Whitechapel Gallery, London in 2004. Monroe has contributed essays to a number of publications, including “Collage, Assembling Contemporary Art”, 2008, Black Dog Publications.
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