John Reardon

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John Reardon


John Reardon is artist in residence in the Politics Department at Goldsmiths where he teaches part time on the MA course in Art & Politics. He makes single and co-authored work, work under a shared name or title, as well as anonymous work. Current work includes ob­jects, events and publications in different stages of negotiation and, or completion.

In 2010 Reardon founded the event and publishing platform ARTSCHOOL/UK and in 2012 began working with artist Hyemin Son on the Growing Manual project. In 2013 they published the first volume of the Growing Manual publication and in 2014 were invited by Seoul Museum of Art to create the Growing Manual Exhibition. He is co-editor of the recently published PROSPECTUS, a limited edition book on art, diverse forms of learning, institutions on the move and secondary networks that he launched at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair at the beginning of 2014.

Other recent work includes a 6-day collaborative event in London developed in September 2013 developed in collaboration with David Martin from the Politics Department, Goldsmiths and Laura Marshall of Goldsmiths titled Manual Labour: making & making-do / London during which a variety of experts occupied a window space in East, London to perform and demonstrate skills ranging from taxidermy to tatting; sword swallowing to spoon-carving. A related work involving two female contortionists, a monitor and scrolling text titled Performing Matter was shown in Test Run at Modern Art Oxford in 2014. In 2014 he also produced a performance in Seoul titled Che-robic as well as a series of 3 rotating objects titled CycloGalaxy for the roof of Amado art space, Seoul.







Zoo Tours
Reardon, John. 2006. Zoo Tours. In: "London Zoo Art Fair", Regents Park, 13/10/2006 - 15/10/2006.

Art Object

Reardon, John and Son, Hyemin Son. 2016. FLAT FLAT SHINY CAT.

Monument for a Dead Parrot public sculpture - Greenwich London
Reardon, John. 2009. Monument for a Dead Parrot public sculpture - Greenwich London.

Reardon, John. 2008. Fire.

Reardon, John. 2008. Relic.


Secondary Communities
Reardon, John. 2009. Secondary Communities. New York: Project Projects.

Reardon, John. 2009. CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: ARTISTS TALK ABOUT TEACHING. Ridinghouse.


Website of John Reardon
Reardon, John. 2010. Website of John Reardon

Edited Book

Reardon, John; Tarka, Sissu and Höflich, Ruth, eds. 2013. PROSPECTUS. London: ARTSCHOOL/UK. ISBN 978-1-78280-030-9


Reardon, John. 2010. ARTSCHOOL/UK.

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