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      Outside the White Cube: On Public Sculpture Projects (Autumn Art Lectures) in Bristol

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      November 12, 2019

      Tuesday   6:30 PM

      Wills Memorial Building , Clifton
      Bristol, Bristol, City of

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      Outside the White Cube: On Public Sculpture Projects (Autumn Art Lectures)

      About The Skulptur Projekte at Munster is the sculptural equivalent of the Venice Biennale or the documenta exhibitions at Kassel. It has been held every 10 years since 1977 and has hosted works by sculptors such as Carl Andre, Richard Long, Mark Wallinger and Jeremy Deller. Britta Peters curated the event in 2017. Peters will not only talk about the impact of the Skulptur Projekte 2017 but will also introduce the significance of public sculpture in the context of her new role as the artistic director of Urbane Künste Ruhr, a decentralised institution for contemporary art in the Ruhr region of Germany that is responsible for art projects, exhibitions and events in public spaces. She has developed a new approach to public sculpture projects in this context – the ‘Ruhr Ding’ – that takes on major contemporary themes, such as climate change. In May/June 2019, the theme was Territories, an exhibition that examined the role that territory plays in forming identity, an issue of particular resonance in what may very well be the year of Brexit. © Henning Rogge / Urbane Künste Ruhr About the Autumn Art Lecture Series Until recently, the sculptural arts have dominated the squares and public spaces of the city. This has never been an easy task. Such places put art in a difficult position: hard to avoid but open to attack. Some find the statue a source of delight while for others it represents a challenge to be contested. Indifference has also plagued this public art form. More recently, other more interactive interventions have usurped its role. Understanding public sculpture requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Political, social, historical and aesthetic issues are all at stake. This year’s Autumn Art Lectures touch on all these areas and aim to make us think not just about the past of public sculpture, but also its possible future. FAQs Tickets are free of charge and open to all How can I contact the organiser with any questions? The University of Bristol Faculty of Arts Team is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Please visit our Privacy Policy which explains how we use the information we collect about you. By submitting your information, you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy.

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