MAKE 2019 SYMPOSIUM: MAKING AND MATERIALITY Back to events list

Date: March 9th, 2019 from 10:00 to 17:00
Price:Student €30.0
Price:Standard €60.0
Venue: Stack Theatre

MAKE 2019 will focus on materiality and tactility in this centenary year of the Bauhaus.

MAKE 2019 is hosted by CIT CRAWFORD COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN.

ENQUIRIES:  Pamela.Hardesty@cit.ie

Registration opens at 9:15am

FEATURING TWO KEYNOTE SPEAKERS BOOKENDING 4 MATERIAL MAKERS:

An eminent material scientist will begin the Symposium:

ZOE LAUGHLIN UK

Dr. Zoe Laughlin is a Co-Founder of the Institute of Making, University College London, and serves as its Creative Director. Dr. Laughlin is also a co-founder and Curator of the Materials Library project.  

Dr. Zoe Laughlin is a Co-Founder of the Institute of Making, University College London, and serves as its Creative Director. Working at the interface of the art, craft, and design of materials, her work ranges from formal experiments with matter, to materials consultancy and large-scale public exhibitions and events with partners including Tate Modern, the V&A, the Design Museum, and the Wellcome Collection. Zoe also appeared regularly on the BBC Radio 4 panel show, The Kitchen Cabinet and presents television programmes for the BBC. 

Zoe will introduce our gathering from the material side of our dialogue, discussing what material can offer us as makers.

And to honour the Bauhaus legacy, a look at materiality in education:

FRITZ HORSTMAN USA

Fritz Horstman is the Artist Residency and Education Coordinator at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut.  In this role he brings workshops and lectures about the curricula developed by the Albers and others at the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale to schools and museums far and wide, including MoMA; Yale University; Princeton University; the Bauhaus Dessau; Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris; and the Lebanese American University in Beirut. A widely exhibiting visual artist, a teacher, and a musician, he also serves as a curatorial board member at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art in New Haven.

 

Material qualities in the practice of four makers:

METAL: HELLE HELSNER IRELAND

Born in Copenhagen, based in Ireland since 1994. With a 2001 Research MA at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design in Sculptural bronze casting and archaeology, her art has continually explored pre-historic casting methods.  Working alongside a Shaman in New Mexico in 2010 oriented her toward nature and a strong ecologically sustainable practice, centred in drawing and sculpture, often in combination.  She teaches ancient casting techniques as well as drawing in workshops throughout Ireland, the USA, and Denmark, and from her own foundry in West Cork actively exhibits figurative and organic sculpture as well as jewellery. 

CERAMIC: CLAIRE CURNEEN UK

Born in Ireland.  Undergraduate  studies in CCAD and Belfast; MA in Ceramics at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, 1992 where she is now based.  As one of the UK’s foremost ceramicists Claire Curneen’s work is distinct for its focus on the human form. Spanning nearly 20 years as a practising artist, Curneen’s works are notable for her application of hand-building, with a textural finish that reveals the artist's hand.

Her work can be seen in over 20 public collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff; Taipei Ceramics Museum, Taiwan and the Crafts Council, London. She is also a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Ceramic Studies, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

 

TEXTILE: BEILI LIU USA 

Born in Jilin, China; MFA University of Michigan; Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Beili Liu is a visual artist who creates material-and-process-driven, site-responsive installations.  Working with commonplace materials and elements such as thread, scissors, paper, stone, fire, and water, Liu manipulates their intrinsic qualities to extrapolate complex cultural narratives.  She has exhibited widely in Asia, Europe, and across the U.S., with solo shows in Prestegard, Norway; London; Munich; Shanghai; and San Francisco.

 

GLASS: SUSANNE JØKER JOHNSEN DENMARK

Based in Copenhagen; artist, teacher and exhibition curator. Project director of European Glass and Ceramic Context at The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design Bornholm / Bornholm Art Museum. Faculty at the Glass and Ceramic School on Bornholm, Denmark for many years; now visiting guest teacher. 
She was trained at the Kosta School of Glass and has apprenticed with master glass blowers Jan Erik Ritzman and Sven Åke Carlsson in Transjö Hytta, Sweden, and has taught at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.
 Her work is in the permanent collections of Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Hempel Glass Museum, Museum of American Glass and Museum of Glass Tacoma.

A PANEL DISCUSSION WILL FOLLOW ALL 6 PRESENTATIONS THAT WILL OFFER A CHANCE FOR ALL SPEAKERS TO TAKE FURTHER QUESTIONS, AND QUESTION EACH OTHER.

IN ADDITION, WE WILL OPEN AT 6PM OUR ACCOMPANYING EXHIBITION:

TOUCH at the CIT Gallery 46 GRAND PARADE

showcases an exchange project involving CIT Crawford College of Art and Design; Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania; and Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Tartu, Estonia.  Inspired by the ethos of Anni Albers,  TOUCH challenged textile students to create cloth works responsive to tactile encounter, and/or eliciting emotional response.  TOUCH is supported by an essay from Fritz Horstman.

 

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