On Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October 2016 I took part in the ‘Curating The Alps” curatorial workshop, hosted by  ECAV in Switzerland. This gave me the opportunity to talk and discuss some of the ideas that I have recently developed around The Association of Arte Útil and also for the article ‘Social Autonomy and the Use Value of Art’ that I have recently written for the Autumn/Winter 2016 volume of Afterall. Being in Switzerland with, again, a wonderful group of people brought together by Benoit Antille, provided a real opportunity to continue thinking some things through and for developing ideas around use, use-value and the work, or labour of art. It was also really good to see Adam Sutherland, Director of Grizedale Arts, again. As always, Adam’s insights have provided some challenges and further food for thought around these ideas and issues. Also, the second issue of the ‘Creative Villages’ journal, came out (I have a short article in this – The Work of Labour of Art – on page 25). I’ve posted the .pdf of this journal in the writing section of this site and there is also a link here.

Creative Villages Journal 02_05-10-16