Curator Talk and Peer Critique with Joseph Wolin – Dublin

June 9, 2016 – June 9, 2016

Visual Artists Ireland

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Joseph Wolin Curator CriticWe are delighted to welcome Curator and Critic Joseph Wollin to Dublin.  Joseph will give a public talk about his work followed by a private Peer Critique session for a small group of 6 artists.

Joseph Wollin Talk (10.30 – 11.15)

This talk is open to artists curators and any visual arts professionals interested in hearing about Joseph’s work in particular this exhibition with the Skylark Foundation.

Joseph R. Wolin is a curator and critic based in New York.  He has organised exhibitions at Rubicon Gallery and The LAB in Dublin, and his exhibition of the work of Tom Molloy was seen at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut in 2010. He co-curated the exhibition The Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust, which traveled to six venues in four countries during 2003 – 2005.  A frequent contributor to The New Yorker and Time Out New York, he teaches at Parsons School of Design.

In this talk Joseph will speak about the exhibition Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne includes iconic works by thirty-eight contemporary artists, from Andy Warhol to Mark Bradford. The exhibition is presently on the last leg of its two-year tour to four American universities. Assembled from a private collection based in Los Angeles, the project traces a number of intertwined narratives in the history of recent art from the 1960s to the present. The exhibition’s curator Joseph R. Wolin will discuss his curatorial process, the organisation of the show,  the way differing contexts and architecture inflect the meanings of works of art, and how art objects assembled for private enjoyment can be deployed to speak to public concerns. http://theskylarkfoundation.org/open-end-exhibition/

Peer Critique (11.30  – 17.30)

Following this public talk Joseph will lead a private Peer Critique with 6 self selecting artists. This Peer Critique session is relevant to artists working in a variety of media. Six artists will be asked to make short presentations on their practices and on future projects they would like to develop.  After each presentation, Joseph will facilitate a constructive and supportive discussion amongst the group. This peer discussion might focus on issues such as the direction of each participants work; materials employed and the intention of the works.  It is intended the session will create dialogue and openness between artistic peers and foster networking and continued peer support amongst participants.

N.B. For Artists attending the Peer Critique the fee for the Peer Critique will cover the cost of both talk and critique events. Many thanks to artist Anita Groener for making this event possible and introducing us to Joseph.

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