On Monday 5th October, the Office of Useful Art: Liverpool 2015 got underway with a talk in the LJMU/Liverpool School of Art and Design ‘Exhibitions Research Centre’ space. Lindsey Fryer, Head of Learning at Tate Liverpool, kindly joined us for a discussion about the range of ideas and parameters that the Office of Useful Art activates as a vehicle for collaborative learning, production and change. We were also joined, via Skype, by Gemma Medina and Alessandra Saviotti – who are the activists behind the ‘Broadcasting the Archive’ project with The Asociacion of Arte Útil. The Office of Useful Art: Liverpool 2015 will bring together work undertaken through ‘The Uses of Art’ Project, in association with L’Internationale, MIMA, Tate Liverpool and the Association of Arte Útil. The Office of Useful Art: Liverpool 2015 will also act as a means to develop and generate debate in the lead up to the Visible Award debate and prize giving which will take place in Liverpool on 31 October 2015.
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