[spectre] Charles Esche, curator, in Ljubljana

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Mon, 23 Sep 2002 11:22:04 +0200

World of Art 2001/2002
series of lectures Strategies of Presentation 2

World of Art is an educational program on theory and practice in
contemporary visual art.

It's fifth year is launching the Course for Curators of Contemporary Arts,
Workshops Documents and Proposals and a series of lectures entitled
Strategies of Presentation2. Within this year's series we
have invited eight artists, curators and critics to present their own
curatorial and artistic practices, by definition more innovative and
challenging than main-stream ones as established within the art system.

The sixth lecture of this year's series will be held on Tuesday, September
24, at 8 pm
in the Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana. Lecture Modest Proposals will be
delivered by Charles Esche.

Admission is free!

Cordially invited,

Sasa Glavan
director of World of Art program
SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts - Ljubljana
Metelkova 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel.: 00 386 1 431 83 85, fax: 00 386 1 430 06 29


Charles Esche is a curator and writer based in Edinburgh and Copenhagen. He
is Director of the Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malm=96 since 2001
and a research fellow at Edinburgh College of Art where he works with the
'proto academy', an academic project aimed at discovering more
conversational and effective models for advanced art education. He is also
editor of AFTERALL, an art journal published twice yearly by Central
St.Martins College of Art and Design, London and CalArts, Los Angeles. From
1993-1997 he was Visual Arts Director at Tramway, Glasgow where he curated
exhibitions by Elisabeth Ballet, Christian Boltanski, Christine Borland,
Roderick Buchanan Douglas Gordon, Niek Kemps, Jonathan Monk, Stephen
Willats and Richard Wright as well as group shows such as Trust and The
Unbelievable Truth.
In 2002 he curated the Gwangju Biennale in Korea with Hou Hanru.

He was co-curator of the UK section of ARCO 2001, Madrid. In 2000 he
co-curated two large-scale exhibitions: Intelligence-New British Art at the
Tate Gallery, London and Amateur-Variable Research Initiatives' at
Konstmuseum and Konsthall, G=96teborg.
In 2002 he curated the Gwangju Biennale in Korea with Hou Hanru.

In the lecture Modest Proposals the question of capitalism and artistic
proposals will be discussed, using the term possibility as a way of
unpicking how artistic projects might contribute to ways of imagining the
economy otherwise. This will also mention the fundamental change since 1989
in the way art relates to its political and economic condition. Esche will
introduce and try to explain the terms 'engaged autonomy' and 'modest
proposals' as ways of seeing the artist's role in these environments.

Program is supported by Ministry of Culture of Slovenia.
Lecture is prepared in cooperation with:
- Embassy of Sweden, Ljubljana
- WHW (What, How and for Whom),Zagreb
- Arkzin com.munications
- Art radionica Lazareti, Dubrovnik
- Multimedijalni institut mi2
- Vladin ured za udruge
- Ministarstvo kulture RH

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