Systems are doing it for themselves

Systems are doing it for themselves


A performative symposium interrogating value, labour and management in relation to contemporary art .

*The Title refers to the naming of the event, organised by Embassy Gallery, scheduled for the 20th March 2020 at Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, Gordon Douglas, 2020

Friday 20th March 2020, 10am – 5pm
West Court, Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF

Taking the art world as a starting point from which we can build structural and social imaginaries, this all day event will explore both the production of content (that is, artistic and curatorial practice) and modes of organising and instituting. Through performances, talks and a participative game, invited artists and cultural practitioners will explore concepts including care, opportunity and inequalities, allowing us to interrogate the structural conditions in which we operate and potentials for the future.

With contributions from:

Amanda Catto, Head of Visual Arts, Creative Scotland | Gordon Douglas, Performance Artist  | Channon Goodwin, Artist & Director of Bus Projects | Colm Guo-Lin Peare, Co-Director of Transmission | Emma McCarthy, Artist | Katy Morrison, Curator & Co-Director of PINK Manchester | Danny Pagarani, Artist & Co-Director of Transmission | Andrea Phillips – BALTIC Professor & Director of BxNU Institute

In partnership with Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.

Free but ticketed. Book here.