Tuesday Talks: David Thorp
|Starts:||11:00 23 Oct 2018|
|Ends:||12:30 23 Oct 2018|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Tuesday Talks invites leading artists, thinkers and curators to explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art.
The series is a collaboration between the Whitworth and Manchester Metropolitan University and is programmed by Pavel Büchler.
Tuesday 23 October – David Thorp
David Thorp is an independent curator. As the founding director of Chisenhale Gallery and later The Showroom he greatly contributed to the development of the East London contemporary art scene in the 1980s. In the next decade, the South London Gallery under his directorship became one of the capital's most prominent venues for contemporary art. Since the Early 2000s Thorp worked as a curator for a number of organisations, including the Henry Moore Foundation, Frank Cohen Collection, the annual Frieze Art Fair sculpture park, the ICA, London and GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy among others. More recently his life-long interest in live art led him to set up The Performance Studio, a small-scale independent space for the production and cultivation of experimental theatre, live art and the moving image.
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