Oh, What a Blow that Phantom Gave Me!
Saturday 28 April 2018
2.00pm – 6.00pm
Hunterian Art Gallery Lecture Theatre
Free – booking essential
A panel exploring and embodying experimental art criticism. Convened by Maria Fusco with contributions from: Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton (President, AICA UK); Maria Fusco (Reader, University of Edinburgh); Helen Nisbet (curator); Chris Fite-Wassilak (writer and critic); Richard Parry (Director, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art); Mason Leaver-Yap (curator and writer). Supported by The International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and The Hunterian. Book stall by Good Press.
2.30pm - 2.40pm Welcome from Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton
2.40pm - 3.00pm Maria Fusco
3.00pm - 3.10pm Helen Nisbet
3.10pm - 3.30pm Chris Fite-Wassilak
3.30pm - 3.50pm Break
3.50pm - 4.10pm Richard Parry
4.10pm - 4.30pm Mason Leaver-Yap
4.30pm - 5.00pm Panel discussion / Q&A
5.00pm - 6.00pm Reception / Launch of Fusco's Give Up Art: Collected Critical Writing
Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton is a writer and curator and Secretary-General AICA International and President AICA UK. She was National Director of Visual Arts for Arts Council England. She was Editor of Artscribe International and in 2005 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Anglian Ruskin University for services to British Artists.
Chris Fite-Wassilak is a writer and critic. He is a regular contributor to Apollo, Art Monthly, Art Papers, ArtReview and Frieze; his writing has also appeared in Art & Australia, Artforum.com, Flash Art and Tate Etc. He is a contributing editor of ArtReview, and co-organiser with artist Anne Tallentire of the event ‘hmn’. His short book of essays, Ha-Ha Crystal (2016) is published by Copy Press, and is a member of AICA.
Maria Fusco is an award-winning interdisciplinary writer working across the registers of criticism, fiction and theory. Her work is translated into ten languages and has been commissioned by organisations including: Artangel, BBC Radio 4; Film London; National Theatre Wales and Performa, NY. She is a Reader at the University of Edinburgh and was Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London and is a member of AICA.
Helen Nisbet is Curatorial Fellow at Cubitt, an artist-led gallery in London. She has worked with organisations including Contemporary Art Society, London) and Creative Time, NY and is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art. She is founder of Shetland Night in London, an event that celebrates her native islands and co-founder of the curatorial collaborative Hi Barbara.
Richard Parry is the Director of Glasgow International (2017-). He was Curator-Director at the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool (2013-17); Assistant Curator at the Hayward Gallery (2008-2013) and Exhibitions Assistant at the British Council. Parry has written for Art Review, Frieze and Modern Painters and is a member of AICA.
Mason Leaver-Yap is a curator and writer, working with artists to produce texts, exhibitions, and events. They have recently been working with Renée Green and Free Agent Media, Alexis Mitchell and Sharlene Bamboat, Sarah Pierce, Kat Anderson, Brett Story, Evan Ifekoya, Jamie Crewe, Lisa Tan, Moyra Davey, Pat Hearn, Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, Sharon Hayes, Charlotte Prodger, Beatrice Gibson with CAConrad and Eileen Myles, Marwa Arsanios, Yto Barrada, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz.
The title of this event is stolen from Edmund Carpenter's book of the same name.
Hunterian Art Gallery
University of Glasgow
82 Hillhead Street
First published: 26 March 2018