Taylor Le Melle will be in-residence at Wysing during spring 2019, developing a series of symposia as part of our 30th anniversary programme and which will take place in May.
As part of a series in which we will be interrogating the role of Wysing in addressing the urgent societal issues of our time, Taylor’s residency will begin by re-visiting the 2014 programme Futurecamp, which was part of our 25th anniversary programme and within which we explored the subjects ‘Psychology and Behaviour in the Digital Age’; ‘Art and Education’; ‘A Post-Gender World’; ‘Activism, Economics and Politics Today’; and ‘Environmental and Social Consequences’.
We want to take the opportunity of the 30th anniversary to explore subjects that we did not address in 2014. We ask where we are as a society now and how issues that inform our current conditions within the arts, could be addressed, and where Wysing needs to concentrate its focus over the next five years.
The 2019 Curator in-Residence is supported by Art Fund.
Taylor Le Melle is a curator and writer based in London who has programmed at: Serpentine Galleries, ICA London, Cafe Oto, Chisenhale Dance Space, Arcadia Missa, and Assembly Point (all London), L’IceBergues with Contrechamps Ensemble (Geneva) and McKenna Museum of Art (New Orleans). Taylor’s writing has been featured in: Art Monthly, Flash Art. Taylor is the Autumn/Winter 2018 Writer in Residence at Jerwood Visual Arts.
Taylor also co-runs PSS with Rowan Powell. Together they have published projects by Daniella Valz Gen, Victoria Sin and Rehana Zaman (upcoming, 2019).
Since April 2018, Taylor has been co-director of not/nowhere, an artist workers’ cooperative that hosts workshops, screenings, exhibitions and other events. not/nowhere’s mission is to ensure that local artists who use new media in their work can access film and media equipment, acquire skills to nourish their practices, and take pleasure in expressing themselves creatively.