Monday, 2 November 2015

Curating Painting | Eliza Gluckman and Marcelle Joseph In Conversation

6:30-8:30pm 10th November 2015

PaintUnion returns to Griffin Gallery on Tuesday 10th November at 6.30pm. On this occasion we invited two independent curators who work without designated gallery space to come and discuss curating painting.
We are delighted to welcome Marcelle Joseph of Marcelle Joseph Projects and Eliza Gluckman of Day + Gluckman.  In particular, they will be discussing aspects of contemporary painting that interest them, as well as the challenges and benefits associated with a curation practice that is not gallery based.

Image:Installation view of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's Heaven Help Us All (2005) at Figuratively Speaking curated by Marcelle Joseph at Heike Moras Art, London, 2015 
Marcelle Joseph Projects was founded by Marcelle Joseph, an independent curator and author based in London, as a roving contemporary art projects company in early 2011. The company stages four to five significant exhibitions each year, highlighting a range of important emerging to established artists working across a variety of media. The company presents works of art in an array of unique spaces and pop-up galleries across the United Kingdom and seeks to tailor the exhibition venue to the specific works on display.  In 2014, Marcelle took her company international, staging exhibitions in Istanbul and Athens.   Marcelle is also the executive editor of Korean Art: The Power of Now (Thames & Hudson, 2013), a survey of Korean contemporary art showcasing 120 artists, museum and gallery directors, curators and collectors from Korea, and Japan Contemporary: Art from the Archipelago, another survey book to be published by Thames & Hudson in October 2016.  She will co-curate her first museum exhibition at the Pera Museum in Istanbul in August/September 2017, showcasing the work of 24 artists who have graduated from the Royal Academy Schools between 2007 and 2017.

Image: Still Life by Sarah Pager, installed at Material Tension, Collyer Bristow Gallery, 2015
Day + Gluckman have a reputation for working with artists with a rigorous approach to practice and context, developing long-term relationships with artists; seeking to initiate opportunities to exhibit, explore, curate and commission.  Over the past 7 years, Day+Gluckman have worked with a variety of organisations and spaces including the V&A, National Trust, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth Arts Centre, Newlyn Art Gallery, Bexley Heritage Trust and the Canal and Rivers Trust. They have programmed Collyer Bristow Gallery since 2008.
Eliza Gluckman originally studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art as part of the University Fine Art MA. Alongside her work with Lucy Day she is also Curator of the New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge, the largest collection of works by women in Europe. 
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