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ADRI PG Events 2012-13 Digest


* Friday 14 June 2013 - Symposium - LIQUIDITY

10am-6pm MIddlesex University, Hendon, Grove Buiiding G229

This one day practice research symposium features keynote and plenary presentations from Uriel Orlow (artist and Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster) and Mark Davis (Founder and Director of the Bauman Institute, University of Leeds). Sessions will be chaired by Professors Jon Bird (School of Art & Design), Vida Midgelow, and Susan Melrose (School of Media & Performing Arts). Speakers include Anna Dezeuze (Marseilles), Luis-Manuel Garcia (Berlin), Lilian Haberer (Cologne), Helen Hester (Middlesex), Roman Kirschner/Marcel Finke (Vienna), Julie Mcleod/Elizabeth Lomas (Northumbria), Kassandra Nakas (Berlin), Lucia Vodanovic (Middlesex), and Simon Weaver (Brunel). Visit the symposium event page for full programme details and register free at Eventbrite


* Thursday 13th June, 2013 - Workshop - Writing and the Object

10am to 5pm Middlesex University, Hendon, Grove Building

Within the art and design academy we witness few of the expanded possibilities that lie between writing practices and the object. This one-day workshop will combine theoretical and practical approaches to consider different writing-object relationships, including: writing about objects, writing as an object, writing to generate objects, etc.

Speakers include: Grace Lees-Maffei (University of Hertfordshire), Alke Groppel-Wegener (Staffordshire University), Anne Massey (Middlesex University), Luke White (Middlesex University), Tony Side (Middlesex University), Osbert Parker (Middlesex University), Pauline Sumner (Middlesex University), Emma Dick (Middlesex University), Richard Lumb (Middlesex University), Marion Syratt-Barnes (Middlesex University), Peter Thomas (Middlesex University), Stewart Martin - respondent (Middlesex University)

This event is part of the HEA-funded Writing PAD 'Writing in Creative Practice' series of workshops. Booking is FREE but places are limited. To reserve a place, use the HEA booking system.


* Tuesday 14 May - Talk - Design and Apartheid: The Union-Castle Line

5.30pm Venue tbc

Dr Harriet McKay (University of East Anglia)


* Tuesday 7 May 2013 - Talk - History and Television

5.30pm Venue tbc

Dr David Heathcote, presenter of four programmes for BBC4 on Art Deco icons, will discuss the pitfalls and pleasures of working on architectural history documentaries


* Thursday 25 - Friday 26 April 2013 - Conference - PARALLEL OF ART & LIFE

10am-5pm ICA, Cinema 1

This international two-day conference, Parallel of Art & Life: Exhibitions and the Independent Group includes a graduate student session with contributions by researchers currently researching aspects of the Independent Group, including students from Middlesex, Harvard, UCL, Kingston and Reading universities. The programme includes Professor Alex Coles plus a round table discussion chaired by Professor Jon Bird with curators from Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, First Site, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Pallant House. Visit the conference event page for programme details. Booking essential through the ICA, free for Middlesex University Staff and Postgraduate Students.


* Tuesday 12 April 2013 - In Conversation: Culture Now: The Foundations of the ICA

1pm ICA Studio

Professor Anne Massey in conversation with Dr Ben Cranfield (Birkbeck College). Booking essential, free


* Tuesday 26 March 2013 - Exhibition Opening - The Independent Group: Parallel of Art & Life

6pm, ICA

Exhibition Opening. Co-curated by Professor Anne Massey with Matt Williams to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the ground-breaking exhibition Parallel of Life & Art, this exhibition presents original art works including paintings, drawings and photographs by John McHale, Magda Cordell, Nigel Henderson, Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton, alongside related designed objects and ephemera from the Independent Group.


* Thursday 21 March 2013 - Workshop & Seminar

3pm MIddlesex University, Hendon, Grove Buiiding G230

Workshop from Setty Palermo on 'Natural Images: Researching and Exhibiting Hugh Davies’s Sound Art', Wajid Yaseen on 'Transmodality and the Sonic Body', and Tansy Spinks on 'Site-Specific Sound Artworks as a Compositional Interface between Experiencer and Place: Developing Performative Strategies'

5.30pm MIddlesex University, Hendon, Grove Building G230

Research Seminar with Sarah Teasley (RCA) on 'The material politics of furniture manufacturing: Japan, c. 1945-65'


* Tuesday 19 March 2013 - Talk - A Shell Eye on England: The Shell County Guides

5.30pm ICA Studio

Dr David Heathcote will discuss his book, A Shell Eye on England (2010)


* Tuesday 12 March 2013 - Book Launch - Hotel Lobbies and Lounges

5.30pm ICA Studio

Book Launch. Tom Avermaete and Anne Massey (eds) Hotel Lobbies and Lounges: The Architecture of Professional Hospitality (Routledge, 2012). Graeme Brooker, Anne Massey and Fran Ford (Senior Editor, Routledge Architecture) discuss design writing, research and publication


* Tuesday 26 February 2013 - Talk - Cubism and the Avant-garde in Europe 1910-25

5.30pm MIddlesex University, Hendon, College Buiiding C215

Professor David Cottington (Kingston University) discusses politics and avant garde practice. He is the author of The Avant-Garde: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2013)


* Tuesday 19 February 2013 - Talk - Feminist and...

5.30pm ICA Studio

Professor Hilary Robinson discusses the exhibition she recently curated at the Mattress Factory. Six women artists from diverse backgrounds created this exhibition of installation art, which explores feminism through the perspectives of women artists from around the world.


* Thursday 6 December 2012 - Workshop & Seminar

4pm Middlesex University, Hendon, Grove Building G229

Workshop with Oliver Rees (Fine Art) 'Drawing as Theatre', Marianne Markowski (Electronic Arts) 'Teletalker - Making Online Face-to-Face Interaction Easier for Older People', Steve Tromans (Performing Arts) 'Agents of Music-Making: Human-Nonhuman Relations in Live Performance', Q&A chaired by Professor Sonia Boyce

6pm MIddlesex University, Hendon, College Building CG51

Research seminar with Euge?nie Shinkle (University of Westminster) on 'Global Risk and Environmental Apocalypse in Contemporary Landscape Photography'


* Thursday 4 October 2012 - Social

6pm onwards

Bharti Kher at Parasol Unit, Elmgreen & Dragset at Victoria Miro, and the Island Queen Pub, N1


Wednesday 13 June 2012 - Workshop & Social

3pm MIddlesex University, Hendon, College Builiding C210

Workshop Introducing Postgraduate Research in Art & Design - with Professor Susan Melrose and current arts doctorate and 'mixed mode' PhD students: Kevina Labonne (painting, ArtsD), Steve Tromans (improvised solo piano performance PhD) and Noyale Colin (collaborative perfomance making PhD).

6pm onwards Camden Arts Centre

Drinks & Exhibition - 'Zoe Leonard: Observation Point' & talk by artist-in-residence Rachael Champion.


For further information or any queries please contact: susan pui san lok