North West Visual Arts Open 2012
Rosanne Robertson will be talking about the Manchester Artists Bonfire (as well as sneaking in something about a new project) at the Manchester Salon Weekend 19-20th May as part of the North West Visual Arts Open 2012. This is two days of artist led discussion, curator insights, technology and popcorn with the ‘Artist-Led Platform #1’ being held at Castlefield Gallery 19 May 6-8pm.
Art Mollification by Richard Shields.
Burning Art is no new thing; in fact it is arguably as old as ‘Art’ itself. It can be in protest against corruption and abuse of power or an attempt to wipe the slate clean to path the way for a new order, but does it do any good? Destroying the fruits of artistic labour pales in comparison to the effect of self- immolation but we can’t have that sort of thing, can we?…
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This is a new short essay written by Manchester based artist, curator and designer Richard Shields as part of the extended Manchester Artists’ Bonfire Research Project- which will form part of a new publication post bonfire.