Jes is taking part in the forthcoming V&A Late on 27 September 2013:
DESTRUCTION THROUGH FEAR
Jes Fernie and Salome Schmuki
National Art Library, V&A
19:00 - 22:00
Jes Fernie’s research project tackles the subject of destruction through the human states of love, fear, boredom and glee. She has worked with graphic designer Salome Schmuki to produce a booklet detailing a selection of public art projects from over the past 100 years which involve an element of destruction that is fruitful, poignant, engaging or politically transformative. Sit at the beautiful library desks, browse the publication and enjoy the accompanying video projections.
The History Rising website is now live: http://www.historyrising.org
History Rising is a study of museum display in East Anglia by artist Marjolijn Dijkman and curator Jes Fernie. Viewers and participants are invited to reconsider their view of history by looking at the mechanisms museums put in place to create a sense of order and hierarchy within their collections. By distancing museum objects from their support structures History Rising forms a critique of the assumptions that are made about how things are positioned, who chooses to display them, and how the social, political and aesthetic choices that are made in the process dictate the language of display.
The project was launched at Norwich Castle Museum on 27 September 2013 and continues at various other venues in East Anglia until 02 February 2014.
Jes chaired an event at Central Saint Martins last week (01 May) involving artists, Central Saint Martins creative producers, students, council staff and funders. The conversation focused on A Million Minutes, a two year project run by AIR at CSM which looks at how local residents in Archway and Finsbury can engage with artists. The programme is at its half way point and participants were asked to answer two questions:
What have we learned?
Where are we going?
Jes organised a studio outing to the Light Show at the Hayward Gallery in March 2013.
Here we are in the Carlos Cruz-Diaz installation.
Jes is Associate Curator at Hawkins\Brown where she introduces new voices to the practice and encourages dialogue in the studio between architects and artists. Jes also works on specific Hawkins\Brown schemes, drawing up art strategies, artists’ briefs, long-lists as well as managing commissioning processes.
Nils Norman, David Thorpe and Matt Stokes have been commissioned to draw up proposals for Future Perfect, a programme of public works for Hengrove in south Bristol, co-curated by Jes Fernie and Theresa Bergne.
Martino Gamper has completed his Archive of Ideas for Hengrove in south Bristol. Part of the Future Perfect art commissioning programme that Jes and Theresa Bergne are developing for 2012 / 2013, this flexible display structure will tour Hengrove, a residential area of South Bristol, engaging people in a dialogue about the art commissioning programme, relaying information about other commissions, and displaying work by a group of local documenters.
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Jes will be taking part in the Curator’s Lab programme in Guimaraes, Portugal - European Capital of Culture, on 29 September 2012 16h00 - 19h00.
This will be an in-conversation event with Porto based artist Carla Filipe and will include artists and curators Caroline Hancock, Pedro Barateiro, Judit Bodor and Von Calhau.
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WRITTLE CALLING/2 EMMA TOC
Saturday 15th September 2012, 7-10pm
Private View and Live Broadcasts from the Radio Stage
including performances by Jenny Haxell (of Writtle Singers), Heather Phillipson, Kevin Atherton, Edwin Burdis and Clout!
and readings/films by Marina Warner, Tom Woolner & Jonathan Griffin
Writtle College, Writtle, Nr. Chelmsford, CM1 3RR
A few places are left on the coach, leaving Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood at 5.30pm, returning from Writtle at 10.15pm
Bring a bottle and warm clothes as the event is outside
A radio station broadcasting from Writtle, Essex, 11 - 18 September 2012
Writtle Calling / 2EmmaToc is a temporary radio station by artist Melissa Appleton and architectural practice Post-Works which will broadcast from the Essex landscape in September 2012. The station will host a series of live broadcasts by artists, writers, musicians and scientists with a public event on Saturday 15th September.
Participating artists include All Saints Bellringers, Kevin Atherton, Brandon Le Belle, Pablo Bronstein, Ronald Blythe, Edwin Burdis, Heather Phillipson, Mark Leckey, Longmeg, Roger Luckhurst, Top Nice, Jonny Trunk, Tim Wander, Marina Warner, Jonathan P Watts, Tom Woolner and Writtle Voices.
Jes has been working with Melissa to develop the programme.
Click here for more information, including details of a coach from Bethnal Green to Writtle on 15th September.
Jes is working with freelance curator Theresa Bergne on a two year art commissioning programme in south Bristol. We have commissioned Martino Gamper to work with us to develop an Archive of Ideas - a peripatetic structure used to display art works, books, photographs, ideas and statements, as part of the research phase of the project.
We are holding a workshop with Martino on Saturday 14 July; residents are invited to bring along unwanted or broken bits of furniture to create something new and unique.