Time: Friday November 4, 19.30 – 21.00 hrs
Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam
The Master Education in Arts cordially invites you to the final lecture of the series: “Making Things Public”.
As our third speaker we welcome Marijke Steedman, who is a curator working in the field of art in the public sphere with an interest in the political and social conditions for producing and receiving art. She worked at Tate Britain and Whitechapel Gallery in the frame of gallery education where she developed projects such as The Street, Reclaim the Mural and edited the book Gallery as Community: Art, Education and Politics (2012). In recent years she has worked with the organisation Create where she commissioned projects outside of art institutions such as The Idol by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and The White House and sought to establish new infrastructure for making and receiving art in the public sphere.
Marijke Steedman will present a survey of about 3/4 projects she has worked on within the frame of gallery education, expanding to her work beyond the white cube, intersecting with public services and the public sphere. She will draw out the motivation for these projects, the challenges of working across art and political infrastructure,s and particularly what the effect on art and artists can be when we lose the art historical anchor of the white cube – and the potential frictions that may arise out of this.