Transart Alumna Honi Ryan peformance and symposium: Next to Nothing: Art as Performance at “The Lock-up” a 19th century police station re-imaged in Newcastle, Australia
NEXT TO NOTHING: ART AS PERFORMANCE/SYMPOSIUM
26 SEPTEMBER 2015 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2015
Honi Ryan, Independent artist
A Necessary Nothing
Ryan invites us to participate in an experiment to ascertain how minimal performance art can be. In the absence of an artist, with the absence of prescribed content, how far can a provocation to think be the stuff of art, and why? Ryan works with a living practice located at the borders of art and life, where the decision to make something art is the only thing needed to define an action as such. In reflecting upon a recently culminated endurance performance Gestures of Intent: A Year of Nomadic Social Practice, Ryan offers profound simplicity as a sociopolitical awareness positioned toward peacemaking.
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NEXT TO NOTHING: ART AS PERFORMANCE – A MEETING OF ART AND PHILOSOPHY IN THE AGE OF POST-DEMATERIALISATION
A TWO-DAY FREE SYMPOSIUM
Join us for a two-day performance and symposium event in partnership with the School of Creative Arts, University of Newcastle.
Today, creative and performing artists routinely take on themes and issues rather than styles. They work as comfortably with art as material as they do with art as performative. It is not what or how it is represented but rather the ideas and concepts an artwork exemplifies that defines it.
This symposium will present a dynamic program of performance and talks by local, inter-state and international artists and academics and a keynote by artist in residence Professor Steve Dutton.
Curated by Associate Professor Jenny McMahon, Associate Professor Philosophy, University of Adelaide and Dr Sean Lowry, School of Creative Arts, University of Newcastle.
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IMAGE: Courtesy of Harry Sideris
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1800S POLICE STATION REIMAGINED
AS CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE.
Wed – Sat 10am – 4pm
Sun 11am – 3pm
90 Hunter Street
Newcastle NSW 2300