Date: 15 May 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Although the event is free, we ask that you RSVP using the ‘Book Here’ button above. If you plan to attend virtually, please book a Zoom ticket and we will forward you a link 24hrs before the event.
Please arrive by 5.50pm for 6pm start.
The Stable Bar and Café will be serving Sunday brunch up to 5pm. The Stable Bar will be open for drinks until 8pm.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Or virtually over Zoom
We are delighted to welcome artist Joep Van Lieshout to join us at The Farmer’s Arms Dining Room this Sunday May 15th at 6pm
A serendipitous, informal discussion between Joep/Atelier Van Lieshout, Karen Guthrie/Somewhere and Adam Sutherland/Grizedale Arts, representatives from three organisations / collectives discussing their involvement in socially engaged, political and ‘useful’ art projects from the past 25 years and their impact and legacy in the contemporary art world.
Grizedale Arts’ transition from a sculpture trail to its present form began under Adam Sutherland’s appointment as director in 1999, evolving into an organisation that works predominantly as a creative collective with social purpose. Atelier van Lieshout and Somewhere both formed in the mid nineties and have maintained a way of working that began as radical but has now arguably been assimilated into mainstream cultural practice. All three organisations also exhibit in galleries as well as working to commission in less orthodox sites such as workplaces, online and in public spaces.
About the Speakers:
Joep Van Lieshout
/Atelier Van Lieshout
is one of the most influential European artist-led organisations of the past 25 years, with a huge legacy of work across the world. Joep Van Lieshout /Atelier Van Lieshout is one of the most influential European artist-led organisations of the past 25 years, with a huge legacy of work across the world. Van Lieshout has produced a multitude of works on the border of art, design, and architecture. These works share a number of recurring themes and obsessions, such as systems, power, autarky, sex and life and death. He has exhibited at museums and galleries worldwide, with shows at MoMA, New York, the Hayward Gallery, London, and Centre Pompidou, Paris. https://www.ateliervanlieshout.com
with Nina Pope is one half of Somewhere, a pioneering independent collective that began in 1995, with innovative web-based works including live streams and blogs, before any of the technology to do so existed. Latterly Somewhere have produced several award winning films including The Closer We Get. www.somewhere.org.uk
Adam Sutherland is Grizedale Arts’ director, previous to which he worked as an artist and maker based in London. He has curated collective projects internationally for museums and biennales (Tate, Irish Museum of Modern Art, PS1/MoMA etc.) and regularly cooks in The Farmer’s Arms kitchen.