As Associate Curator, Public Programmes at firstsite in Colchester, Jes has put together this afternoon of discussions around ownership in the digital age, taking the work of artists Aleksandra Domanovic and Simon Denny as a starting point.
Curators, artists, journalists and academics will address a wide range of issues including the tension between material and immaterial values; ownership, property and theft in the age of the internet; and the shift of power from the establishment to the individual through digital media.
Chair: Matthew Fuller, Professor of Cultural Studies at the Digital Culture Unit, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths
James Bridle, artist, writer, publisher and technologist
Simon Denny, artist
Aleksandra Domanovic, artist
Mark Fisher, writer and lecturer, Goldsmiths
Charles Graeber, New York based writer who has a close working relationship with Kim Dotcom and writer for the New York Times, Wired and The New Yorker
Kieran Long, senior curator of contemporary architecture, design & digital, V&A
Paul Pieroni, curator, SPACE
Hatje Cantz has published the first substantial monograph on Nathan Coley’s work, which includes a number of texts by Jes.
Jes worked with Nathan on 46 Brooklands Gardens, his temporary sculpture for Jaywick in 2009.
We launched Nils Norman’s theatre curtain at Hengrove Community Centre in south Bristol on Monday 5 May 2014, as part of the Bristol Art Weekender.
Inspired by the murals of Mexican artist Diego Rivera produced in the 1950s, the design incorporates significant historical events or activities that took place in the area, as well as personal stories shared by local residents. Using his signature-mark line drawing technique, Norman’s contemporary design creates a poignant and striking link between the past, present and future of Hengrove.
Photo: Max McClure
The launch of P.E.A.R VI will take place in the Foyer Gallery at the British Council on 20 February 2014.
Jes Fernie and Marjolijn Dijkman have contributed a written and visual essay for this issue relating to the project History Rising.
P.E.A.R. (Paper for Emerging Architectural Research) aims to re-establish the fanzine as a primary medium for the dissemination of architectural ideas, musings, research and works, and to present the complexity and variety of architectural practice.
Issue VI focuses on the theme of Landscape/Ecology and features contributions from: Jonathan Hill, Mariele Neudecker, Greer Crawley, Smout Allen & Geoff Manaugh, Jan Zalasiewicz, Matthew Butcher (Post Works), Jes Fernie & Marjolijn Dijkman, aberrant architecture, DK-CM, Omar Ghazal, Hugh Mcewen & Catrina Stewart, FleaFollyArchitects:, Stasus, David Musgrave, AY Architects, Phil Tabor, Peg Rawes, Adrian Lahoud, The Big Air World.
I’m currently an Associate Lecturer on the BA Fine Art Course at Central Saint Martins and have been a Visiting Lecturer at the RCA, teaching on the MA Sculpture Course as well as in the Architecture Dept, and Curating Contemporary Art course. Other recent teaching stints include ones at University of Essex (Curating Contemporary Art), University of Leicester (Art Gallery & Museum Studies), University of East Anglia (Museology Course), The Cass (MA Design for Cultural Commons) and Goldsmiths (MFA Fine Art).
Image: Lucia Quevedo, Untitled, 2015, MA Sculpture student at RCA.
Agnes Denes Work: 1967 - 2013 is a retrospective of drawings, prints, sculptures and photographs held at firstsite in Colchester until 9 March 2014. It is Denes’ first solo exhibition in the UK since 1979 and has been curated by Florence Derieux, Director at FRAC Champagne-Ardenne. Jes is Associate Curator, Public Programme, for firstsite and has put together a programme of talks for the season by academics, curators, artists and climate change specialists.
More information here.
Marjolijn Dijkman’s installation in the Wisbech & Fenland Museum has been extended to 02 February 2014.
This is part of the History Rising programme which includes a range of activities across East Anglia including symposia, workshops, lectures, installations and costume collection.
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Photo by Thierry Bal.
The Study Day and installation at OUTPOST took place on 23 and 24 October 2013. A packed day with speakers from the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and the University of East Anglia. Click here for more information.
The launch of History Rising took place at Norwich Castle Museum last Friday 27 Sept 2013. Marjolijn Dijkman’s mobile, The Grand Release, is now installed in the rotunda space until 02 February 2014. Each element of the mobile relates to a display structure in the museum.