The Hugh Lane Gallery

Basic Talks ~ RGKSKSRG

Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain will talk about their curatorial practice as RGKSKSRG; what it has done, what it has failed to do, and what it will do in the future. They will use their own and maybe others' words, possibly some images, and very likely some kind of a prop or a device. They haven't yet decided exactly what this visual accompaniment will be, or in fact what exactly they will say, but they will try to be honest and speak with clarity regardless. They hope to appear as two different parts of a happy whole. They would like to be helpful to those who are there. They might try to share insights, wisdom, problems, and anecdotes that could be inspiring, inquiring or uplifting. They are conscious that many people are a little fed up and with this in mind, they will try to go back to basics; to rediscover the exquisite space of art, whatever that may be.


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 an open 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.

Image - FGFG—A Kitchen Debate no.0 by KVM (Ju Hyun Lee & Ludovic Burel) as part of

PLAYTIME, Kunstvlaai Festival, Amsterdam, 2017. Photography RGKSKSRG.

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