Ben Kinmont with Laurel George (NYU) Ethical considerations in project art practices
- Friday, November 18, 6:30 pm
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Ethical considerations in project art practices
Kunstverein NY and Performa 11 have the pleasure of announcing Ethical considerations in project art practices, a presentation by cultural anthropologist Laurel George and artist Ben Kinmont in conjunction with his current exhibition "Prospectus: New York" taking place at the Fales Library, New York.
In 2005 Kinmont and his graduate students wrote “Towards a definition of project art” and “Ethical considerations in project art” as part of his class at the California College of Arts in San Francisco. Later, in 2010, after Kinmont had spoken to George’s Art Worlds class at NYU’s Draper Program, George expanded this text by adding her own commentary which compared the “Ethical considerations” to the American Anthropological Association’s Code of Ethics.
Prior to their public presentation at Performa 11, George and Kinmont will conduct a NYU student workshop that considers interactional art practices outside of institutional space, a mode that Kinmont has been working in for over two decades. The overall goal of the workshop will be to generate cross-disciplinary conversations on the ethics and aesthetics of project art, ethnographic fieldwork, and other forms of collaborative cultural production. George and Kinmont’s specific goal will be to work with these new students to reconsider the “Ethical considerations in project art” and issue a new edition of this evolving text.
Organized by Kunstverein NY for Performa 11
On Friday November 18, 6.30pm as a public event, George and Kinmont will distribute the workshop’s new text and discuss its content and evolution.
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This public presentation and the workshop is possible due to the support of Kunstverein NY, the Fales Library, the Faculty at NYU, and Performa 11.