Public Lecture Dr. Michael Birchall, Tate Liverpool on Sherkin Island, BA Visual Art.

Dr. Michael Birchall Tate Liverpool and Liverpool John Moore’s University

3.00pm on Saturday 10 March. Community Hall, Sherkin Island,

BA Visual Art (Sherkin Island).

Dr Michael Birchall is Curator of Public Practice at Tate Liverpool and Senior Lecturer in Exhibition Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. His interests include: socially engaged art, participatory practices, queer history, community art, exhibition histories from the 1960s onwards, and new forms of creative labour in the arts. Previously he has held curatorial appointments at The Western Front (Vancouver, Canada), The Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre (Canada), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (Germany); and has lectured at Zurich University of the Arts. His writing has appeared in Corridor 8, Frieze, Frieze d/e, ARKEN Bulletin, On Curating, Modern Painters, C-Magazine, Art & the Public Sphere, and various catalogues and monologues. In 2017 he co-curated O.K. - The Musical by Christopher Kline at Tate Liverpool.

Dr. Birchall will speak about expanded arts practice and the role of the museum in developing collaborative and socially engaged projects. As museums shift their focus from static objects to participatory led projects, shifting centre/margin relations challenge the meaning of the museum for its constituents.
These shifts will be explored by Dr. Birchall in his lecture:

Art, the Museum and its Constituencies

This presentation is part of a broader enquiry developed throughout 2018 which explores Art and Archipelagic Thinking in the 21st Century, around the question - What is an Island?.

No booking necessary. All welcome.
Ferry 2pm sharp from Baltimore and 6pm and 7.15pm from Sherkin

For more information contact: Glenn Loughran.
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