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Lecture: Exhibiting Artist Placement Group, or How to Display an Approach

Date: Monday, February 27, 12.00
Address: Iaspis, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Maria skolgata 83, 2nd floor


Antony Hudek will talk about Artist Placement Group (APG), an artist-run organization founded in London, 1966, seeking to refocus art outside the gallery. For almost twenty years, APG negotiated placements on behalf of artists in government and industry according to a core set of principles that constituted its distinctive approach: the artist was to be remunerated; she or he was free to produce any outcome from her or his placement (what APG referred to as the 'Open Brief'); and the artist's 'work' began the moment she or he come into contact with the host organization (as APG's axiom put it: 'Context is Half the Work').
In September 2012, the contemporary art exhibition centre, Raven Row in London will organize the first exhibition devoted to APG. The talk at Iaspis will address some of the curatorial challenges raised by the Raven Row exhibition, which seeks to highlight not only the APG's historical significance but, more importantly, its relevance to contemporary debates about the artist's social and political role.

Antony Hudek is Mellon research fellow at University College London and co-director of Occasional Papers.

Tea and DIY sandwiches will be available.

You are also welcome to the next lecture in Iaspis series of talks about international artist led initiative; on March1st Beatriz Santiago Muñoz will talk about Beta-Local in Puerto Rico.

For more information please contact Iaspis project coordinator Ulrika Sten at e-mail: or phone no.  +46 (0)8 506 550


Updated: 2012-03-05 Tell a friend


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