The Stanley Picker Gallery is collaborating with the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and The Contemporary Art Research Centre at Kingston University to host this year’s Stanley Picker Public Lectures on Art. The programme was established in 2007 by the artist Elizabeth Price to provide a platform for prominent contemporary artists and thinkers to present their ideas and work to a public audience.
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2 May 6.30pm
Stephan Dillemuth sees art and its distinct qualities as a tool for research and critical reflection of the circumstances of contemporary life. His inquiry into recent changes in the idea of the public sphere takes place against the backdrop of our globalised, localised and fragmented publics. He has shown all over the world including Bergen Assembly (Bergen, 2013), Secession (Vienna, 2012) and Manifesta 8 (Murcia, 2010)
9 May 6.30pm
Katrin Plavcak presents her ideas and body of work, where painting stands at the centre of her practice. In her exhibitions images and objects exist in dialogue with one another as if they are one work. Recent solo shows include Gallery Mezzanin (Vienna, 2014), Croxhapox (Ghent, 2013) and Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri (Seggiano, Italy 2013).
16 May 6.30pm
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012, is a British artist whose practice intertwines performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video. Her recent major performances include The Green Room (Nottingham Contemporary, 2014) and Home Made Tasers (New Museum, New York, 2011-12).
23 May 6.30pm
Fiona Banner centres her work on the problems and possibilities of language, both written and metaphorical, with publishing in the broadest sense at the heart of her practice. She has exhibited widely in Europe and America and her work is represented in many collections in the UK and abroad including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Tate Gallery, London.