Annie Davey - Holiday Art

20 Sep 2014

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Holiday Art: A critical enquiry into a parallel history of the artist residency and the package holiday


As autumn draws in once again and artists return to their day jobs teaching and installing shows, Annie Davey will give a lecture reflecting on a summer of residencies and holidays. Identifying a commonality between these activities, she will trace a parallel history rooted in the 19th century pursuit of leisure and escapism through to the present day, by way of The Villa Medici, Ceefax, BANFF and Thompson Holidays. Themes of love, anti-capitalism and personal discovery will be harnessed as a means to understand the demise of the package holiday and the rise of the critical tourist. /// Annie Davey is an artist and lecturer interested in negotiating sites and situations of deemed cultural importance, and mobilising histories in the present as a way of revealing dissonance and serendipity. She is currently undertaking a PhD at The Institute of Education looking at the mobilisation of the radical art school in the formation of contemporary art education, and in late September will be screening an irreverent documentary about the myth of Black Mountain College at their upcoming centenary conference. She lives and works in London.

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