The Department of Art Public Talks Programme Autumn 2017 welcomes artist and alumni Maeve Brennan.
Maeve Brennan looks at the historical and political resonance of sites and materials, culminating mainly in moving image and installation works. Led by a documentary approach, she spends time carrying out long-term investigative research, seeking out proximity and intimacy with people and places. Forming these personal relationships allows for a particular kind of documentary encounter – one extended by familiarity and complicated by subjectivity. She often works with people who have a certain expertise and associated physical practice (geologists, archaeologists, restorers, mechanics), documenting these particular and detailed forms of knowledge to animate inanimate objects and layered histories.
Maeve Brennan is an artist based in London. Recent solo exhibitions include The Whitworth, University of Manchester; Spike Island, Bristol and Chisenhale Gallery, London (all 2017). Other exhibitions include Jerusalem Pink, OUTPOST, Norwich; Rough House, The Glue Factory, Glasgow; At the Seams: A Political History of Palestinian Embroidery, Dar el Nimer, Beirut (all 2016); KURZ / DUST, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Video Works, Metropolis Empire Sofil, Beirut (both 2015); and A Museum of Immortality, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2014). Brennan was a fellow of the arts study programme, Home Workspace Program at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut (2013 -14). She is a member and co-founder of Sharna Pax, a film collective working across the fields of anthropology, documentary and visual art. Maeve Brennan is a graduate of Goldsmiths BA Fine Art programme (2012).
Image: The Drift (2017). HD video with sound, 50? 29” (video still). Courtesy of the artist.
This event is free. No booking is required. All welcome.
Dates & times
|6 Dec 2017||5:30pm - 7:00pm|
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