Economy

Redrawing Artistic Economies

Fri 5 October 2018
2-8 pm

Outdoor Bowls Pavilion
Barking Park
Essex IG11 8TA

Together with Kuba Szreder

Study Day and Launch of New Booklets, Diagrams, and Maps visualising and debating the Diverse Economies of Contemporary Art
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With new commissions by Asociación Arte Útil, Company Drinks, Rosalie Schweiker and Susanna Wallis
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Performative and discursive responses by Sophie Hope, Ross Jardine, Chloe Cooper, Doina Petrescu and Anna Santomauro

How do artists sustain their activities? What kind of economic relations do they establish? How do they gather resources, hack economic systems, redraw boundaries, remodel conventions?

The artistic economy is often the elephant in the room, everybody knows it is there, but nobody seems to notice or pay attention to how it constitutes itself and who gains benefits.

In response to this obscure reality, the Centre for Plausible Economies Economies, hosted by the artistic enterprise Company Drinks, has commissioned four artists and organisations to trace, visualise and share their economic realities. They responded with new propositions for cognitive maps, diagrams, economic models and booklets. We want to make use of them to further our inquiries into the diverse economies of contemporary art.

Save the date and join us on the 5th of October for an afternoon of collective study, followed by the public presentation of new commissions, drinks and food.

Speakers and the full programme will be announced closer to the date.
To book a place please e-mail contact@companydrinks.info

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ABOUT

Company Drinks functions around a publicly accessible drinks production cycle, including collective growing, picking, making, branding, trading and socialising. It is based in Barking and Dagenham and in the art world and merges art, hop-picking heritage, collective production and community economy.

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The Centre for Plausible Economies initiated by Kathrin Böhm (artist, initiator of Company Drinks) and Kuba Szreder (lecturer in art theory at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw) launched in June 2018, to bring together artistic action and critical thinking to reclaim the economy.

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Asociación Arte Útil, also known as the Office for Useful Art, was initiated by the artist Tania Bruguera in line with the Criteria of Arte Útil. It evolves through a growing user group into an international body to promote ways for art to work effectively in ordinary life.

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Rosalie Schweiker has a strict work policy which doesn’t allow her to give our CVs or bios.

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Susanna Wallis is a Barking and Dagenham based artist and craft specialist who works across a broad range of communities, medium and economies.

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Sophie Hope is a London based researcher, curator and pedagogue with a focus on the conditions and effects of collaborative and participatory art practice.

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Ross Jardine works for the Greater London Authority Culture Team and is involved in strategic cultural development and planning.

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Chloe Cooper is a London based performance artist working on gender politics and positive sex education.

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Doina Petrescu is Professor for Design Activism at the School for Architecture, University of Sheffield, and co-founder of the Paris based atelier d’architecture autogerée.

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Anna Santomauro joined Arts Catalyst in May 2017 as Programme Curator. She is curator, educator and researcher in micropolitics and socially engaged art

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Supported by Arts Council England.

 

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