James and Jones have been invited to contribute to Agitprop! An exhibition that looks to the future of contemporary art in society and invites artists to make work in response to this question. Referencing the saturation of the manufactured propaganda image, constantly produced and ubiquitous, Project Space 11 in Plymouth will present a rolling exhibition of black and white posters (both in the Project Space, and throughout the city) created by regional, national and international artists.
Project Space 11 will act as a temporary campaign office for the duration of the show: manufacturing propaganda multiples that visitors can distribute as they see fit.
For more info head over to Project space 11’s site here or see the poster below
While Jones maybe working away deep in the Aberdeen countryside, James is also working hard at the opposite end of the country.
Currently i am the Associate curator At Plymouth Arts Centre as part of the PVAC Associate Scheme, where I am producing a large scale exhibition looking into the ideas of walking as an artistic Practice.
for more info check out PAC
For 6 months from April Jones will be joining Deveron Arts, Huntly nr Aberdeen as Shadow Curator intern. Deveron Arts work in an rural but international context and with a strong social engagement vision under the theme ‘The Town is the Venue’. Huntly and surrounding area becomes the studio, workshop and exhibition space for invited artists.
I was once told that you should only ever attend conferences on Art when you are speaking or being spoken about.
So abandoning this pearl of wisdom I will be attending the one day conference in Liverpool to coincide with the Abandon Normal Devices festival called ‘Real-Time – Showing Art in the Age of New Media’ to report back in attempt to help the organization I work for improve and widen its programme.
A few interesting speakers and the added bonus in the fact i’ve never been to Liverpool.
Perhaps i’ll see you there.
James & Jones have recently contributed an article for /seconds journal. The article is framed around an email conversation discussing their recent online project ’31proposals’
you can find the article here.
Please click on the tab above to see the first proposal.
Keep coming back to see the proposals over the next 30 days.
A Protest Against forgetting – Gavin Wade interview with Han Ulrich Obrist