What is an Exhibition?

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 14.30 - 16.30 This KEY event explores what an exhibition is or could be. What are the ways that artists make their work public? This is a foundational question relating to how artists connect to the world and share their work, as well as thinking about the existing institutional frames that... Continue Reading →

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Why Do An MA?

Tuesday 7 November 2017, 14:30 - 16:30 For ‘Why Do An MA’ we explore what comes next after your BA or GD degree, and one of the possible options is to continue on an MA. What does an MA afford? Should it be a fine art MA, or what other options could there be? What... Continue Reading →

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What Is Art Research?

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 14:30 - 16:30 Art research entails art practice. Thus art research is both foundational to the activities of the art school, but it is also an aspect of the art school that can productively and critically connect art practice to other knowledge fields. For What is Art Research we begin to look at how... Continue Reading →

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What Is An Art School?

  Wednesday 10 October 2017, 14.30 – 16.30 For ‘What is an Art School’ we explore this site of higher learning, the ‘Art University’,  and its art and educational affiliations. We begin to considering how the art school intersects with ideas, concepts and problems of artistic production whilst understanding these as situated historically and politically.... Continue Reading →

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Decolonising Art Practice – Sound

Monday 12 June 2017, 11:00 – 13.00 This event is open to the public and is part of a 4-part series titled ‘Decolonising Art Practice’, organised by the Graduate Diploma Fine Art students. This key event will focus on the theme of intersectionality. Three guest artists will give talks: Sonia Boyce, Saad Qureshi and Raju Rage. […]

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Decolonising Art Practice – Intersectionality

  Monday 12 June 2017, 11:00 - 13.00 This event is open to the public and is part of a 4-part series titled ‘Decolonising Art Practice’, organised by the Graduate Diploma Fine Art students. This key event will focus on the theme of intersectionality. Three guest artists will give talks: Sonia Boyce, Saad Qureshi and Raju... Continue Reading →

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Decolonising Art Practice – Criticality and Self-Censorship

Monday 15 May 2017, 11:00 – 13:00 This event is open to the public and is part of a 4-part series titled 'Decolonising Art Practice', organised by the Graduate Diploma Fine Art students. Artists and speakers will address issues of criticality and censorship from the dual positions of, on the one hand, curatorial and educational establishment, and, on the... Continue Reading →

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What is key?

Monday 13 March 2017, 11:00 - 13:00 This event is a long table workshop. We will have tea, coffee and biscuits and together we will ask: What is KEY? ... key "metal piece that works a lock," from O.E. cæg, of unknown origin, with no certain cognates other than O.Fris. kei. Perhaps related to M.L.G. keie "lance,... Continue Reading →

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Space and place: where do artists map power and politics?

Monday 27 February 2017, 11:00 - 13:00 Since the emergence of site specific practices in the 1960s, artists have developed increasingly sophisticated and complex ways to engage with space and place in their work. The notion of mapping will be explored in order to engage with some contemporary art practices that employ spatial analysis as a political... Continue Reading →

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Why do artists collaborate?

Monday 30 January 2017, 11:00 - 13.00 Collaboration has always been important to the production of art, but as a method it has moved center stage within contemporary art practice and become a critical force. For instance, a renewed interest in collective work appears as an alternative to the predominant focus on the individual so... Continue Reading →

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What is a professional artist?

Monday 16 January 2017, 11:00 - 13:00 Guest speaker: Patricia Ellis. The Fine Art Programme at Chelsea College of Arts educates students to develop careers as artists. This KEY event explores what an art career is or could be, and what it actually means to be a professional artist. Contemporary artists are engaged in a... Continue Reading →

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When is an artwork complete?

Monday 5th December 2016, 11:00 - 13.00 The simple question ‘when is an artwork complete?’ highlights a range of complex issues around intention, spectatorship, indeterminacy, criticality, agency, uncertainty and finitude. This session invites two artists to talk about their recent work in relation to the idea of its completion, and to explore how these issues... Continue Reading →

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What is an exhibition?

Monday 28 November 2016, 11:00 - 13.00 This KEY event explores what an exhibition is or could be – within the art school and outside. This is a foundational question relating to how artists connect to the world and share their work as well as thinking about the existing institutional frames that artist negotiate when... Continue Reading →

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Art As Research

Monday 17 October 2016, 11:00 - 13:00 Art research entails art practice. Thus art research is both foundational to the activities of the art school, but it is also an aspect of the art school that can productively and critically connect art practice to other knowledge fields. For What is Art Research we begin to... Continue Reading →

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Monday 20 June 2016, 11:00 - 13:00 photos from the event:

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What is post-digital art?

Monday 29 February 2016, 11:00 - 13.00 Paradigms, Giorgio Agamben has said, are things that we think and worth with, rather than being things that thought and work are about. In light of this statement, how does art think and work with the paradigms of the digital age? How has its paradigm been changed by, and how... Continue Reading →

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What is a professional artist?

Monday 25 January 2016, 11:00 - 13.00 The Fine Art Programme at Chelsea College of Arts educates students to develop careers as artists. This KEY event explores what an art career is or could be and what it actually means to be a professional artist. Contemporary artists are engaged in a multiplicity of practices and... Continue Reading →

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What is risk?

Monday 9 November 2015, 11.00 - 13.00 Risk as a word and as a concept permeates Fine Art discourse and Fine Art Pedagogy. Can we evaluate and productively draw on notions of risk - a word that means very different things to different people? This KEY event will begin to explore risk in relation to... Continue Reading →

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What is art research?

Monday 26 October 2015, 11.00 - 13.00 Art research entails art practice. Thus art research is both foundational to the activities of the art school, but it is also an aspect of the art school that can productively and critically connect art practice to other knowledge fields. For What is Art Research we begin to... Continue Reading →

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What is an art school?

Monday 12 October 2015, 11:00 - 13.00 For ‘What is an Art School’ we look briefly at some historical models of art education and we discuss contemporary models and pedagogic ideas. We begin to considering how the art school intersects with ideas, concepts and problems of artistic production whilst understanding these as situated historically and... Continue Reading →

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