As we expand and diversify our artistic program, there is enormous scope for Artspace to develop public programs that engage with contemporary issues and new audiences. Central to this strategy is leveraging our professional networks and creating linkages with the ideas and discourses that form the various touch-points across our artistic program.
There will be a focus on public talks, workshops, performance, film, open studios and book clubs. Recent examples of these successful public talks branded as ‘Artspace Conversations’ are Dr. Claire Bishop (art historian, theorist) on ‘Dance in the Museum’, Casey Legler (artist, female-to-male model and activist) with ‘Bodies on the Line’ and Max Schumann (Acting Executive Director, Printed Matter Inc) speaking about the ‘Art Historical Context for Artist’s Books’, which attracted a combined audience of more than 600 people.
Talia Linz and Alexie Glass-Kantor in conversation with artists Vivienne Binns, Del Kathryn Barton, Kelly Doley and Diana Baker Smith, Samuel Hodge, Kate Just, Radha La Bia, Dani Marti and William Yang
Radha La Bia’s installation and performance draws upon his childhood, when he was first made aware of the colour of his skin at school. He made several attempts of bathing in bleach in the hope of becoming fairer and ‘cleaner’. In his performance, Radha will grind turmeric into a paste using 'anammi kal' — a traditional South Indian grinding stone — to make a turmeric bath. He will then bathe himself while telling stories.