AboutCore Gallery, Deptford, London, 6.30-8.00pm, 8 December 2010
Action versus Ambivalence
With over 15,000 members, AIR: Artists Interaction and Representation is now the largest ever UK-based membership body for visual artists.
AIR Activists are a small band of active members from AIR recruited to spearhead the AIR Activists network. They proactively contribute to raising the profile and widening recognition of the value of artists through a programme of events, salons, briefings and training.
This discussion will focus on Action versus Ambivalence. In an age of austerity, there is a growing need for artists to challenge their assumed position in society. Why are artists so often placed at the bottom of cultural decision-making hierarchies? How can artists become more engaged with the issues that affect them? Is the biggest threat to artists' livelihoods their own passivity?
Speakers: The event will be facilitated by artist and AIR Activist Katriona Beales and AIR online editor Jack Hutchinson. This is an opportunity for all artists to air their views, concerns and opinions through hands-on participation and debate.
Bookings: This is a free event open to both members and non-members of AIR. Places are limited and booking is essential. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with ACTIVISTS in the title. We will email back to confirm you are on the guest list and give you detailed directions and preparatory material.
For more information please see www.a-n.co.uk/air/article/836892/469392