Is context only half the work?
Online Event

16 March 2022 12:00–1.15pm GMT

Join us for the first event as part of Constellations ° Assemblies, a series of free online events curated and delivered by UP Projects in partnership with Flat Time House and Liverpool Biennial. The events are open to all artists, curators and practitioners active and/or interested in the expanded field of public art.

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Conceived by Barbara Steveni in the 1960s, the Artist Placement Group was an organisation that actively sought to reposition the role of the artist within a wider social context. Building on this legacy, we will explore what context means today, how to take social conditions, politics, history, and geography into account when producing work, and what methods and approaches can be considered to understand and embed work in new contexts.

Is context only half the work? is moderated by Gavin Wade, Artist-Curator at Eastside Projects. Speakers include Maria Brewster, Director at Rules of Three, and Arman Nouri, Director of Kin Structures and Programme Manager, Culture & Community Spaces at Risk at the Greater London Authority.

All Constellations ° Assemblies will take place in The Hall, UP Projects’ digital participation space.

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The Constellations ° Assemblies series is one of two strands of activities as part of Constellations, a free learning and development programme for artists, curators, producers, and practitioners active and/or interested in the expanded field of public art. The other strand, the Constellations ° Cohort, supports a group of ten practitioners to develop their practice, collaborate with others, access new networks, and contribute to critical debate surrounding the future of public practice.

Constellations is generously supported by Art Fund, Arts Council England, The Barrington Hibbert Associates Access Fund, and the Constellations Patrons and UP Supporters. Constellations is curated and delivered by UP Projects, working in partnership with Flat Time House and Liverpool Biennial.

Live captioning and British Sign Language interpretation will be available at this event. Should you require access to British Sign Language interpretation, please email constellations@upprojects.com in advance of the event so we can provide you with dedicated access links to the event.