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ARTIST TALKS

Tues 8 Feb & 15 Mar 1pm: Millennium Galleries
TATE SCULPTURE CURATOR’S TALKS
Join Curator Anne Goodchild to discuss the various themes of the Tate Sculpture exhibition. (Free talk, but admission charges to exhibition apply)

Weds 23 Feb 1pm Millennium Galleries
TATE SCULPTURE WITH TOBY TREVES
An insight into the Tate Sculpture exhibition with Tate curator, Toby Treves. (Free talk, but admission charges to Tate Sculpture apply.)

Weds 9 Mar 6.30pm: Millennium Galleries
EVERYTHING SEEMED POSSIBLE
Richard Cork, chief art critic at the Times, presents an evening around the Tate Sculpture exhibition. Price includes admission, a glass of wine, and a talk on the landmarks in British sculpture from Richard Long to Rachel Whiteread.
£8 (£6 concs). Booking is essential, call 0114 278 2655

Weds 13 April 1pm: Graves Art Gallery
LUNCHTIME TOUR AND TALK - FALTERING FLAME:
ASPECTS OF THE HUMAN CONDITION IN CONTEMPORARY ART
A free lunchtime talk and tour with exhibition curator David Thorpe.

Weds 3.30pm: Showroom Cinema
TRANSMISSION: SPEAKING & LISTENING
£2.00/£1.00
A collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University, Site Gallery & Showroom Cinema, these Wednesday talks will provide the content of a series of publications. The theme of this series of talks is ‘Inscription’

2 Feb: Victor Burgin
Burgin’s art is inseparable from his theoretical writings, which are steeped in the ideas of theorists such as Marx, Freud, Foucault and Barthes. His work is focused on the combination of image and text and on the representation of women and fetish.

9 Feb: Mark Titchner
Scavenged from crumbling philosophies and ruined ideals, the texts that form the spine of Titchner’s practice look at the ways in which belief systems work. His stirring epigrams lay between the slick diktats of the advertising strap-line and the ideals of sloganeering.

16 Feb: Artlab
Artists Charlotte Cullinan and Jeanine Richards established Artlab as a ‘full’ context in which to make and show their work. Their art is varied and unpredictable, ranging from large installation sculptures, to paintings, photographs and films.

23 Feb: Lucy Harrison
Harrison’s work uses collections of texts or information which have been forgotten or ignored. She lives in East London, where she rents a librarian’s office as a studio. Recent projects include Fantastic Cities, a book in which 26 artists wrote about cities they had never visited.

2 Mar: Brigid McLeer
McLeer is an Irish artist, writer and curator based in London. Her work, solo and collaborative, sets up exchanges between visual arts, writing, architecture, performance and critical theory.

16 Mar: Inscription Symposium
With Pavel Buchler, Sally O’Reilly and Jane Rendell. The symposium continues the theme of this year’s lectures, taking up the reading of works of art, when works of art are produced as texts or incorporate text within them. These works may be designed to be read, yet they can be just as elusive as other works, seldom spelling out their message in any literal way. Half day event - contact Showroom Cinema for times

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