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Art Monthly Talk Show October 13th 2014





Paul Carey-Kent, Dave Beech and Andrew Hunt discuss their texts together.

Public Art Attack


Andrew Hunt on the importance of antagonism in public art


Public art is often seen as the worst kind of bland, art-by-committee cultural filler, but haven’t recent works by artists such as Bill Drummond, Scott King and Mike Nelson shown how genuinely charged art in the public arena can be?


‘Scott King’s concept of “de-regeneration” has previously allowed for an emotive deconstruction of regeneration through the proposal of alternative monuments.’

To Boycott or not to Boycott?

Dave Beech asks the question

Political activism has made an astonishing return to the art world over the past few years, with the threat of artists’ withholding their work from exhibitions the most popular recent trend. But what is the nature of these different protest tactics, and how can artists effect change?

‘The art boycott is not principally associated with the withdrawal from work but the withdrawal of participation, in which participation is understood to be charged with ethical consent.’

Folkestone Triennial: Lookout

Paul Carey-Kent on the 2014 Folkstone  Triennia: Lookout

The show is hosted by Chris McCormack the Assistant Editor of Art Monthly.

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Free Lab Radio – Bill Drummond’s Curfew Tower


The Tascams used in the residency

Free Lab Radio profiles Static Gallery’s curatorial stint at Bill Drummond’s Curfew Tower, Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. The gallery locked all existing artwork on walls at the Tower down in the dungeon, and instead put artists-in-residence in rooms alone with a Tascam 4 track recorder.

The result was a limited edition vinyl, and a night of live performance from the likes of punk-poet Jinx Lennon and CLINIC and a radio broadcast within a two mile radius of the famous tower. Interviews feature artist Tracy Moberly and Static curator Paul Sullivan. Live music by CLINIC, Ex-Easter Island Head, Jinx Lennon and the intro film track as recorded on the Tascam, by Paul Sullivan. Here Paul discusses the politics of the work, and how he involved the community of Cushendal in this unique residency project.

Free Lab Podcast – The Curfew Tower by Fari on Mixcloud