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Visiting Artist’s Talk – Sean Kaye

Leeds United, Family Values (2004). Two lightboxes. Courtesy the artist.

Sean Kaye is an artist and curator. He is a member of the collaborative art practices Leeds United and Sean Kaye & Jenny West. Leeds United are interested in the gap between the social domain and the aesthetic realm, in the slippage between the real, the fictional and the virtual. Sean Kaye & Jenny West explore the possibilities of translation across a range of media; the use of symmetry, reflection, inversion and doubling are central to their practice.

Sean is, together with Harry Meadley, the co-director of the exhibitions programme ‘blip blip blip’. Their programme is committed to examining and fostering relationships between contemporary art practice and art education. Since 2013, ‘blip blip blip’ have staged 29 exhibitions involving over 250 artists, ranging from students and recent graduates to mid-career and more established artists.

Sean is also currently curating, together with Ian Hartshorne, the five-part exhibition cycle ‘Fully Awake’ for the organisation Teaching Painting.

The venue for this talk is Lecture Theatre F (G.74), Chemistry West Block, University of Leeds. Directions to the venue can be found online here.

The VAT series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 14:00 to 15:30 during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for all Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, email Nick Thurston.

Image: Leeds United, Family Values (2004). Two lightboxes. Courtesy the artist.

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