Open Arts Journal second research seminar, ‘Pavilions, Art and Biennial Culture’

Following on the launch of its second issue, the Open Arts Journal is holding its second research seminar, ‘Pavilions, Art and Biennial Culture’, at the Open University’s Camden Office, from 6:30 PM on 27 May 2014. Organized by Joel Robinson, it will welcome Beccy Kennedy to speak about her contribution ‘Pavilioning Manchester: boundaries of the local, national and global at the Asia Triennial’, Jaspar Joseph-Lester to report on the Dallas Pavilion included at the 2013 Venice Biennale, as well as Paolo Tamburella to speak about Djahazi, his project for the pavilion of the Comoros Islands at the 2009 Biennale. This will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Leon Wainwright. 

Please note that booking a seat through Eventbrite is essential for attendance at this event. Refreshments will be available from 6:00 PM.

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Melanie Smith In Conversation at MK Gallery

Melanie Smith is one of Mexico’s most celebrated contemporary artists. Her first UK survey exhibition at Milton Keynes Gallery includes a major new film, Fordlandia (2013), produced in the Brazilian Amazon in an abandoned city and rubber plantation built in the 1920s by Henry Ford; and the films Spiral City (2003) and Xilitla (2010), featuring Edward James’ architectural follies in the Mexican jungle.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Melanie was interviewed by Professor Dawn Ades on 10 April 2014.  Melanie discusses her practice as writer, curator and lecturer.  You can see the interview on the Open Arts Archive.