Emily Pethick: Art in Common

Lunchtime talk with Emily Pethick, Director of The Showroom, London.

What are the possibilities of working with shared resources in art today? In this lunchtime talk, Emily Pethick discusses her work with alternative, non-profit spaces and her experience building collective networks to realise projects. A conversation with AAA Public Programmes Curator Ingrid Chu and a Q&A session to follow.

Emily Pethick is the director of The Showroom, London (2008–present); the former director of Casco, Office for Art, Design, and Theory in Utrecht, The Netherlands (2005–2008); and curator at Cubitt, London (2003–2004). At The Showroom, she has commissioned multiple artist projects, and initiated the long-term programme Communal Knowledge in 2010, involving collaborations between artists, residents, and local groups. She co-founded the London advocacy network Common Practice and the European network Cluster. Pethick has edited many books and frequently contributes to catalogues and publications including Artforum, frieze, Afterall, The Exhibitionist, and dot dot dot.

A light lunch will be served.

 

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