Lure of the Local: Residencies, Art Schools, Museums
Sam Thorne, Artistic Director
Tate St Ives
Tuesday April 7, 2015, 19.00
Founded in 1993, Tate St Ives offers a varied exhibition and events program of international modern and contemporary art within the unique cultural context of St Ives, home of post-war British Modernism. The museum also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, which offers a remarkable insight into the work of one of Britain's most important 20th century artists.
What can museums and larger arts institutions learn from the recent flourishing of artist-led education projects? What would a museum with artist residencies at its core look like? Sam Thorne’s talk will give an overview of alternative art school projects, from Manifesta 6 to Ahmet Ögüt's Silent University, and consider their implications for museums. It will draw on his experience as a co-founder of Open School East, an art school-cum-community space in London, and of developing a residency program at Tate St Ives.