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Curating Language Acts

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Curating Language Acts is a one-day symposium exploring the specific problems posed to curators and art historians by language-centred artworks and language-led modes of art making.

Taking their first-hand curatorial experiences with modern and contemporary art as a starting point, three renowned art historians will reflect upon and discuss the theme:

Professor Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, University of Amsterdam

Dr Luke Skrebowski, University of Cambridge

Professor Sarah Wilson, Courtauld Institute of Art

The event is a public seminar geared at developing thoughtful conversations between academic and non-academic researchers and makers interested in the practices, criticisms, theories and recent histories of contemporary art.

All are welcome. Tea and coffee will be served. Booking is essential. Simply register electronically here via Eventbrite.

Optional preparatory reading will be sent digitally to all those who book a place.

The event is being kindly hosted by The Tetley Centre for Contemporary Art and Learning in central Leeds. Venue and access details can be found here.

Curating Language Acts is organised by Simon Lewandowski, Chris Taylor and Nick Thurston, and it marks the launch of the Artists’ Writings and Publications (AWP) Research Centre in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. The AWP website and programme will be published in 2016.

For more information, contact Nick Thurston: n.thurston@leeds.ac.uk

Image left to right: Professor Christa-Marian Lerm Hayes; Dr Luke Skrebowski; Professor Sarah Wilson

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