Symposium: Art & Space
organised by Coastal Currents Festival 2010

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Paperwork @ the Seaside by Tomoko Takahashi

Coastal Currents Festival would like to invite you to the specially organised Symposium: Art & Space held at the De La Warr Pavilion this September.

Art & Space brings together five leading curators from London and the South East to explore the use of the public domain as a gallery space.

The afternoon will provide an intriguing insight into a range of recent exciting and innovative site-specific projects across the region. Discussions will contextualise Coastal Current’s artist intervention programme Place, developing around central themes of art and regeneration, location, temporality and permanence, social engagement and a move from the role of the artist auteur, to collaborator or producer.

Andrea Schlieker, curator of Folkestone Triennial will start the afternoon by discussing two recent projects: developing artists’ interventions across the seaside town Folkestone, and her involvement in the Fourth Plinth project in Trafalgar Square.

Sue Jones, curator of Whitstable Biennial will reflect upon the work of this years programme, drawing reference to the introduction of performance and moving image within the public realm.

Emma Underhill, director of Upprojects, London; will explore the commissioning of experiential mobile projects like Rosy the bubble recently installed in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.

Fiona Boundy, on Artlands, North Kent strategy. Fiona will present an exciting vision to frame North Kent’s identity through public art at its response to the landscape, its heritage and its people.

To round off the afternoon David Rhodes curator of the DLWP will draw reference to the site-specific installation Paperwork @ the Seaside by Tomoko Takahashi currently showing at the Pavilion.

This event has been organised especially for Coastal Currents Festival. It is a free symposium and open to everyone. 

This event is FREE but please book in-advance by calling 07841 757866 or email

Wed 8 Sep 2010
Tickets: Free entry

Booking & Information:
01424 229 111
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