Since 2015 organisations in Edinburgh and Rio de Janerio have been involved in an exchange programme centering on the notion and practice of ‘care’ in the co-production of contemporary art. In September 2017, a group from Artlink and Collective in Edinburgh took part in Care as Method in Rio de Janeiro, the final stage of the exchange. This shared examination of practices operating at the interfaces between contemporary art, health, citizenship and environmental action opened up an exploration of care, processes of (un)learning, decolonisation, and the use of art as a tool within care sectors.
This event will launch, Care as Method, a new edition of Mesa Magazine an online publication that brings together texts, provocations, digital works and short films – the culmination of three years of cross-cultural dialogues involving practitioners and academics from Brazil and Scotland.
Through a series of presentations and a panel discussion the artists and academics from Scotland who took part in Care as Method and contributed to the publication will provide an insight into their practice, share their experiences of and reflections on the exchange.
The event is free and there is no need to book.
Alison Stirling, Artlink
Claire Barclay, Artist
Laura Spring, Designer
Wendy Jacob, Artist
James Bell, Postgraduate Researcher
Steve Hollingsworth, Artist
Kirsten Lloyd, independent Curator & Lecturer
Shona McNaughton, Artist
Chaired by Kate Gray, Director of Collective