23rd Mar 2010 7:30pm-8:30pm
Sallis Benney Theatre
The subject of our political history and condition is one that haunts the surfaces of art whether on canvas and in galleries or on celluloid and in cinemas. A key part of this is not only politics as a subject but also the politics of art itself, its institutions genres and forms. To unpack these questions of activist engagement and aesthetic form Ken Loach, the filmmaker and the artist Terry Atkinson will engage in conversation in front of an audience.
Ken Loach and Terry Atkinson are of a similar age, both with long careers and substantial achievements behind them and both continue to exhibit and make work. Each, for example, in the past have tackled the subject of Irish history and its effect on British politics, Ken Loach with his film The Wind that shakes the Barley and Terry Atkinson with exhibitions such as Art for the Bunker and Britart. Both for example have made work that uses a sardonic humour and expresses a sense of working class resilience. They will reflect in their conversation on their long careers, the idea of a ‘practice of unease,’ and where we are currently with these complex questions.
The event will be chaired by Peter Seddon and will last until approximately 8.30pm.
This event is free but you are required to book a place with Madeleine Meadows (3720/ firstname.lastname@example.org)