A Perpetual Class: In-conversation with Ruth Ewan

29 Sep 2021

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Wed, 29 Sep
18:00 – 19:30

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Cooper Gallery

Dundee, United Kingdom


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Ruth Ewan in-conversation with Felicity Allen.


Join artist Ruth Ewan to discuss the histories and ideas which have provoked her new body of work for The Ignorant Art School with artist, educator and writer Felicity Allen.

This is a limited capacity in-person event.

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This event forms part of The Ignorant Art School, Sit-in Curriculum #1.

Speakers' Biographies

Felicity Allen is an artist, educator, and writer working across the studio, the social and the institutional. Recent work includes her sixth series of Dialogic Portraits with the research project People Like You: Contemporary Figures of Personalisation; and developing the concept of the Disoeuvre, which questions the dominant concept of the artist’s oeuvre as progressive and studio-based (for instance in The Disoeuvre, Ma Bibliothèque, 2019). She is the editor of Education (Documents of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel/MIT, 2011) and led the public engagement programmes in the Hayward Gallery and Tate Britain (1999-2010). A founder member of the Women's Art Library, Allen has held lecturing positions at various leading art schools and was a guest scholar at the Getty Research Institute (2011-2012).

Ruth Ewan is an internationally celebrated artist whose research-led and critically engaged practice has drawn attention within contemporary art and socio-political history. Engaging with the circulation of radical ideas and social movements, her work explores the processes by which ideas take form and spread from individuals to society.
The talks takes place on the second floor of Cooper Gallery.

The gallery is on two floors. First floor has ramped access and disabled toilet.
Second floor is accessible via lift and for wheelchair access via a stairclimber.

Due to additional safety measures please email in advance if you require lift or stairclimber access so we can arrange support.

Large print versions of the exhibition information handout are available, please ask our Guides.
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Funding support:
The Ignorant Art School at Cooper Gallery, DJCAD is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and the Henry Moore Foundation.


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