Event InformationWHEN: FEBRUARY 27, 2018 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM
WHERE: SOTHEBY'S INSTITUTE OF ART | 30 BEDFORD SQUARE, LONDON, WC1B 3EE
Organized by the faculty of the MA in Contemporary Art (MACA) at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, MACA Contemporaries is a series of talks dedicated to research and practice in the field. The talks provide a forum for scholars and practitioners to discuss their ideas and projects before an audience comprised of scholars, students and members of the public.
In the first seminar of the series, writer and curator Adrian Heathfield talks about his work with artist Tehching Hsieh, particularly focusing on their recent collaboration, Doing Time, Taiwan’s exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale. Hsieh is renowned for a series of one year long performances in the late 1970s and early 80s that pushed physical and psychological limits and drew attention to time as an artistic material. Heathfield speculates on curatorial practice and performance, their relations with remaining and remains. He discusses the prescience of Hsieh’s work in terms of capitalism’s reformulation of labour and its regulation and acceleration of life.