Melissa Gronlund

Lunch Bytes Conference @ HKW, Mar 20 – 21

19 March 2015

Lunch Bytes closes its European tour with a (now fully booked) conference at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) on March 20 and 21.

Following their 2014 run across seven European cities, including their November session at London’s ICA, and latest appearance with Life: Feminism at Stockholm’s Tensta konsthall in December, the Lunch Bytes discussion series is wrapping up with a booked-out conference in Berlin.

The two-day event invites over twenty panelists to discuss the increasing influence of digital technology on contemporary art. Included in the line-up are writers like Victoria Camblin and Melissa Gronlund, curators like Toke Lykkeberg, and many artists, including Jesse Darling, Paul Kneale, Constant DullaartCécile B. Evans, and Ilja Karilampi.

See the Lunch Bytes FB event page for details. **

Anne de Boer, ‘def shuffle (array, random)‘ (2015).

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The Artist’s Voice @ [ space ], Sep 24

22 September 2014

London’s [ space ] will be hosting a discussion about writing and being written about in contemporary art practice, titled The Artist’s Voice, running at The White Building on September 24, 6:30-8pm.

Chaired by artist Andrew Bick, the discussion explores the market value of art writing with regards to developing careers as well as to general cultural capital, inviting three panelists to share their views and experiences on the topic: freelance art critic and associate editor of ArtReview, JJ Charlesworth, London-based critic and Afterall editor, Melissa Gronland, and writer and art broadcaster, Louisa Buck.

Using Pablo Helguera’s satirical book, Manual of Contemporary Art Style, and its claim that artists exist as cultivated fields merely harvested by the critics as a starting point, The Artist’s Voice examines the dynamics of these cultural and monetary exchanges and who in all this ends up on the winning side.

See the [ space ] event page for details. **

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