BASIC TALKS ~ Jennie Guy

The Hugh Lane Gallery


Curator and artist Jennie Guy will discuss her curatorial platform Art School, a series of public art commissions that she is managing, and a new artwork that she presented with The Enquiry in the research pavilion at Venice.

Jennie Guy is an artist, curator and writer based in Dublin. She is the founder and director of Art School, a project that focuses on establishing new interfaces between contemporary art and sites of education, and is invested in a longer-term enquiry into pedagogical shifts in education through the means of art. Art School takes place as a series of projects, exhibitions, workshop and residency programmes, bringing active contemporary artists and curators into educational systems to inspire and to expand, but also to fracture and to revise. Building on the wave of momentum that has been developed through Art School, Guy is curating the EVA 2018 schools programme and has recently been awarded Arts Council funding to produce a book that includes a series of essays written by leading Irish and international writers. Guy is also Manager of Programme and Operation of Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin and is currently curating a series of public art commissions in Dublin and Wicklow. As curator in residence with Rua Red Arts Centre she will curate a two-person show with Sven Anderson and Mit Jai-Inn later this year.

BASIC TALKS is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at The Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is a platform for lectures, workshops, presentations, and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers, and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.

Admission is free but spaces are limited to 50 so please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment.

Basic Talks with Jennie Guy is part of a multi-site programme of exhibitions, residencies and public programmes looking at institutional attitudes, community spaces and education.

Image - Jennie Guy (left) during performance of My Front Precedes Me; The Enquiry; The Utopia of Access: GradCAM@Research Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2017. Photo credit: Still by John Beattie

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