9.30am – 1pm, Sunday 20 May
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance
Presentations by artists and curators, reflecting on the processes by which artists draw meaning from history and site.
09.00–09.45 Tea and coffee at The Exchange
Art and Extraction: History and Site 09.45-11.30
Introduction by Teresa Gleadowe, Co-convenor of The Penzance Convention, Chair of this session.
Andrea Schlieker: The Folkestone Triennial 2008 and 2011
Mirosław Bałka and Kasia Redzisz: 21°15’00’’E 52°06’17’’N and environs. The title of the presentation marks the coordinates of Mirosław Bałka’s family house in Otwock, near Warsaw, where he spent his childhood and which served him as a studio in the early 1990s. His work frequently draws on the memory of the place, its history, dimensions and materiality. Since 2010 Bałka, together with curator Kasia Redzisz and Open Art Projects, has been developing the ‘Otwock’ project; the studio has become a point of departure for reflection on the relationship between art and the space in which it is made.
Nils Norman: Utopia: it’s here if not now. Nils Norman talks about his recent project Edible Park in the context of utopia and urban agriculture.
12.00-13.00 Statement by Hilary Garnham, Chair, and Andy Harper, Committee member of The Cornwall Programme, discussion and questions