|Dates:||27 October 2016|
|Times:||10:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
How to break the isolation of the sculptural object?
Sculpture in the modern and post-modern periods has been characterized by its homelessness. Although developments within site-specific art and installation practices have to some extent reasserted the importance of place and location for sculpture, the production of a single, isolated and nomadic object remains a primary mode of expression for sculptors.
A display of sculptures from the Whitworth collection curated by Charles Hewlings, Clare O’Dowd and John Plowman will act as a catalyst for this informal discussion event. Over the course of the day they will each lead one of three panels of speakers of international renown to explore issues of production, display and reception in relation to the homeless objects of sculpture.
The aim of the day is to create a two-way exchange of knowledge and ideas between speakers and participants that will contribute to the development of the curatorial brief for a proposed exhibition entitled ‘Homeless Sculpture’.
Speakers: Dr. Robert Burstow, Bernice Donszelmann, Dr. Catherine George, Dr Julia Kelly, Dr. Sam Lackey, Professor David Lomas, Professor Alex Potts, Dr. Jo Melvin, Brendan Prendeville, Dr. Joy Sleeman
This Whitworth Studies event is free and open to everyone. Places are limited and booking is essential.
Travel and Contact Information
Study Centre, The Whitworth
The University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER