Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Performances So Different, So Appealing?

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 14.30-16.00
Ground Floor, New Wing Somerset House

£7.50, concessions £5.00

Through a series of quick-fire conversations and presentations, this short public seminar will explore a series of approaches to curating durational, context-specific and performative artwork that reflect the broad range of institutional, medium and geographic contexts of the participants.

Initiated by Fatos Üstek and comprised of curators Charles Aubin, Maaike Gouwenberg, Rose Lejeune, Margarida Mendes, Margit Neuhold, Louise O’Kelly, Ben Roberts and Nadine Zeidler, The Consonants, based across Europe and the US, have come together as a group, primarily over Skype, to explore their various curatorial practices as a framework for dialogue and a site of research.

The Consonants is a group of curators brought together as part of Vision Forum’s network, founded by Per Hüttner and supported by the Universitet Linköpings, Sweden. Vision Forum is an organisation that carries out research in contemporary art and organises events that transgresses the boundaries between perform, dance, exhibition, workshops and education.

Limited Spaces, booking essential.

This seminar forms part of Block Universe, 8 -14 June, an annual festival that brings together a new wave of cutting edge performance art at the cross-section of contemporary visual art, dance and music in venues across London.