‘Wishes will not be granted’
‘We are never working’
'There will be care’
The Studio Voltaire Syllabus II Weekend is broadly based on the theme of ‘care’. Over the weekend we will explore different forms of care and support structures in relation to practice – from the informal and invisible forms of care that might contribute to an artists practice, through modes of production, dissemination, representation and beyond this, ways of working collaboratively, under direction or positions of refusal – and survival. The retreat will begin with a series of informal and candid in-conversations and Q&A’s between three types of ‘support structure’: a commercial gallery, an arts commissioner, and an institution, accompanied by artists with whom they are currently working.
Friday, 7 April
The first day will consist of Q&As and conversations with Phoebe James, Curator at Artangel; Mary Cork, Director Pilar Corrias; Anthea Hamilton with Dr Zoe Whitley, Tate Modern. Syllabus II artist Dylan Spencer-Davidson will also lead a workshop on Survival Strategies for a hostile environment,