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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

Click to enlargeTHE ECONOMY OF CARE WITH CASSIE THO
May 13, 2021 7:00pm talk/event
In this talk, Cassie Thornton will join us in exploring the entanglement between the economy and socio-political public life. We will consider oppressive financial structures and their impact on individual freedoms and wellbeing. How do we organise care under current neoliberal conditions? What is precarity's impact on our collective mental practices? Can precarious conditions lead to uncovering new solidarities and organisational forms?
 
Cassie Thornton is an artist and activist from the US, who makes a “safe space” for the unknown, for disobedience, and for unanticipated collectivity. She currently lives and works in Thunder Bay, Canada. She refers to herself as a feminist economist, a title that frames her work as that of a social scientist actively preparing for the economics of a future society that produces health and life without the tools that reproduce oppression— like money, police, or prisons. She is currently the co-director of the Re-Imagining Value Action Lab in Thunder Bay, an art and social centre at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada. Her new book The Hologram: Feminist, Peer-to-Peer Health for a Post-Pandemic Future is available from Pluto Press.
 
The artist talk will be followed by an informal Q&A session.
 
This event is a part of the Care, Custodianship & Collectivity online talks programme organised by NN Contemporary Art, Northampton.
 
Access Notes
In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions, the event will happen on Zoom – a link will be emailed to attendees. This event will be live captioned and transcription will be available afterwards. The event will be recorded for archival purposes. For help with how to set up Zoom and accessibility enquiries, email maria@northamptonarts.org.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-economy-of-care-with-cassie-thornton-tickets-150403281263

RITUALS AND STORYTELLING FOR COLLEC
Jun 03, 2021 6:00pm talk/event
How can speculative mythologies decenter historical trajectories of Eurocentric colonialism and capitalist individualism? How can we leverage radical care and beyond-human collectivism in prototyping better futures?
 
Japanese-American multidisciplinary artist Rieko Whitfield will dive into these questions surrounding her world-building and community-building practices, and explain how the supernatural rituals of noh – a traditional form of Japanese opera – inspired her current project, “Regenesis: An Opera Tentacular.”
 
The artist talk will be followed by an informal Q&A session.
 
Rieko Whitfield is a London-based, Japanese-American multidisciplinary artist working across interactive installation, video, performance, sound, and text. Her interests center on speculative mythologies through lived experience, and rituals of radical collective care. She often collaborates in her practices both as an artist and as a curator, and has worked with institutions such as the Wellcome Collection in London and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. She previously studied at the American University of Paris and Central Saint Martins, and is currently an MA student at the Royal College of Art.
 
This event is a part of the Care, Custodianship & Collectivity online talks programme organised by NN Contemporary Art, Northampton.
 
Access Notes
In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions, the event will happen on Zoom – a link will be emailed to attendees. This event will be live captioned and transcription will be available afterwards. The event will be recorded for archival purposes. For help with how to set up Zoom and accessibility enquiries, email maria@northamptonarts.org.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rituals-and-storytelling-for-collective-care-with-rieko-whitfield-tickets-150405445737

NO MORE PEDAGOGY: EMMA EDMONDSON
Jun 24, 2021 6:00pm talk/event
Art world terminology can exclude those without art education. Emma will talk about The Other MA (TOMA) an unaccredited postgrad-ish art education programme based in Southend, Essex. Since 2016 TOMA has been exploring ways to dismantle such exclusionary terminology/practices to disrupt hierarchies and systemic issues towards new ways of working within art education.
 
The Other MA (TOMA) is a 12-month artist-run education model based in Southend-on-Sea. TOMA is currently the only postgraduate level art programme in Essex after all others were stopped by their host Universities. It was set up in 2016 to offer responsive, affordable, accessible art education to artists. TOMA is unaccredited in the traditional sense but provides a programme of learning that will benefit artists in the same way.
 
The talk will be followed by an informal Q&A session.
 
This event is a part of the Care, Custodianship & Collectivity online talks programme organised by NN Contemporary Art, Northampton.
 
Access Notes
In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions, the event will happen on Zoom – a link will be emailed to attendees. This event will be live captioned and transcription will be available afterwards. The event will be recorded for archival purposes. For help with how to set up Zoom and accessibility enquiries, email maria@northamptonarts.org.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/no-more-pedagogy-with-emma-edmondson-toma-tickets-150405959273

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