Seminar with Ghislaine Leung

Ghislaine Leung, Jacqueline Chase, Maisie Newman
Event date
Event time
14:00 - 15:30
Ruskin MFA 2021 - Online Seminar
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

Our seminars are conversational spaces focused on a couple of MFAs alongside the guest artist in each session to share appetising leftovers, fresh beginnings, and difficulties between as practitioners, related to our degree show timeline and beyond.

Encouraging interaction from the public, these free-flowing discussions aim to play with the traditional frameworks of a seminar, artist talk, or crit. The seminars are punctuated by our proposal for in-person localised picnics, which you can lead yourself anywhere in the world. All of this leads up to our pixelmeat website launch, featuring a live conversation with The White Pube about degree shows followed by a website walk-thru led by surprise special guests. Each seminar will be sculpted by each guest artist’s particular interests.

'Ghislaine Leung’s playful interventions often take a critical look at art galleries, examining the circumstances affecting art’s production and exhibition. Her work is mainly concept-driven, examining ideas as much as objects. In Constitution (2019) she worked with sound, light, scale and temperature to address the conditions under which art and its audience come together. In the case of VIOLETS 2 (2018) and Shrooms (2016) she uses deceptively minimal means and readymade objects to highlight what is often unnoticed in institutions. VIOLETS 2 lays bare an institution’s hidden infrastructures, while Shrooms reveals the exhibition space’s concealed electrical circuitry, like a mycorrhizal network. Ghislaine Leung‌ ‌(born‌ ‌1980,‌ ‌Stockholm,‌ ‌Sweden)‌ ‌lives‌ ‌and‌ ‌works‌ ‌in‌ ‌London.‌' (British Art Show 9)