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future art board
The Future Art Board aims to be representative of the wide remit of the contemporary visual arts. It bis a body that brings together a number of visual arts practitioners from a range of different disciplines who. In this way FAB aims to be representative of the wide remit of the contemporary visual arts.

Members of the group work in a broad range of media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation, video, digital art, and text, however, it is the interdisciplinary nature of the work that is particular to the research group.

FAB counts on contributions and outcomes from the following individuals:

Nico de Oliveira
Nici Oxley
Patrick Brill (aka Bob & Roberta Smith)
David Wilkinson
David Howells
Camilla Wilson
Rosemarie McGoldrick
Nigel Oxley
Peter Kidd
Elizabeth Price
Richard Hylton
Ben Cain
Michaela Reiser
Veronica Diesen
Charlie Woolley

Current research focuses on two specific areas: (a.) curatorial practice and (b.) the dissemination of works and ideas through publications. Curating is examined through exhibition concepts, methods of display, and the relationship with audiences. Using curatorial strategies, the group examines the limits and possibilities of places/locations where culture and knowledge are made. Curatorial practice is seen as broadly collective (drawing on the discussion with a wide range of individuals), as Curating is thus seen as a two-fold activity: a broadly experimental and theoretical undertaking that examines artistic discourse and its places and modes of dissemination, and a practice-based, pragmatic vehicle for the presentation of ideas and discourse to a wider public. The latter is directly linked to the second aspect of FAB, which relates to publication.

Research is being undertaken into various different publishing opportunities, ranging from contemporary monographs, artists' books, and journals, with the focus on artists' writing. Publications are thus seen as a different way of displaying works and ideas. Different, that is, from the physical display opportunities offered by the curating of exhibitions, discussed above.

Additionally, FAB are holding a series of weekly research meetings on a weekly basis, organised by Elizabeth Price and Nico de Oliveira, on the production and transfer of knowledge. These sessions, which include two presentations per evening, focus on current research by individual members, thus offering opportunities to exchange information and to initiate further dialogue.


Convenor: Nico de Oliveira

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7320 1906
Email: n.deoliveira@londonmet.ac.uk

Members:
Nici Oxley
Patrick Brill (aka Bob & Roberta Smith)
David Wilkinson
David Howells
Camilla Wilson
Rosemarie McGoldrick
Nigel Oxley
Peter Kidd
Elizabeth Price
Richard Hylton
Ben Cain
Michaela Reiser
Veronica Diesen
Charlie Woolley



 


 
 
 
 
 
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