Worth a Thousand Words: Part II with Call You in the Morning

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Un/Learning Space is a newly initiated project by Open Space to support and mentor emerging art creatives. By both learning and unlearning, the workshops that will be available between April-September 2021 will aim to question the classical institutional teaching.

UN/LEARNING Space: Call You in the Morning curatorial collective

13 September 2021 (Monday), 6-8 pm  GMT 

The curatorial collective Call You in the Morning organises Worth a Thousand Words: Part II, a toolkit workshop for curators and art professionals who work independently across different media or as part of organisations. 

In this workshop, the collective will explore and think through different tools to create accessibility around an art event, and the responsibility that falls on curators and institutions. They will experiment with visual descriptions, attempting to empower creatives to feel more comfortable in being part of the process of making artworks more accessible. 

In this session, every participant will write visual descriptions for pieces of artwork, thinking through the nuances and challenges that come with writing about someone else’s work. The workshop will last up to two hours, aiming to create an environment of collaboration and conversation, exploring together how tools to optimise accessibility can be creatively generative in and of themselves. 

Note: While these workshops are free we do rely on donations in order to support our workshop leaders financially

Call You in the Morning is a curatorial collective formed by Aubree Penney and Riet Timmerman in 2020, germinating from several years of conversation and parallel research. Studying together on the MFA Curating contemporary art at Goldsmiths University London 2016-18, we developed a collaborative partnership and friendship. Our research and exhibition making as a collective stems from our shared interests in the relationship between magic, storytelling, care, history, memorialization, commercialism, neoliberalism, and the tension between public and domestic spaces.

Aubree Penney (b. 1990, US) is a Memphis-raised, Dallas-based independent curator whose work addresses power dynamics in art display, including accessibility and ties between colonial tendencies and mimetic expectations of form and content relationships. She holds an MFA with a distinction in Curating from Goldsmiths College, University of London and a BA from Haverford College in English and Religion.

Riet Timmerman (b. 1993, BE) is an independent curator and writer based in London. She has worked as the Project Manager and Production Assistant at Open Space and Assistant Curator at Tenderpixel Gallery, London. Her curatorial practice has been centered around care and female labour, focusing on the communication of female representation and how this affects our social, political and personal narratives. She holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London (2018), an MA in Cultural Studies and MA in Literature and Linguistics (Major in English) from K.U. Leuven, Belgium.

Open space is an itinerant organisation that supports emerging creative practice, promoting dialogue in the arts through an annually recurring programme of dynamic projects in unexpected spaces.

This event’s capacity is for 15 participants and the suggested donation is £12. To book the tickets click here.