The CAS Research Reading Group, facilitated by Yonat Nitzan-Green (pictured) is open to all CAS Associates toward their continued professional development.
The CAS Research Reading Group meets monthly at the Blue Onion café, Andover where they read and discuss theory of contemporary art. The aim is to develop a fruitful dialogue between theory and art practice, which will contribute to each artist in his/her practice, as well as to the group’s projects.
It is not a platform to discuss projects or plans.
It is an intellectual contemplative space which welcomes openness of feelings, thoughts and mutual respect.
Readers of the CAS Research Group Blog are welcome to engage with the texts, and join the discussion in the comments (at the bottom of each page).
The CAS Research Reading Group emerged from CAS Associates monthly ‘Studio Lab‘, creative evenings, giving artists space to experiment in a collaborative manner with materials, practices, and ideas. As well as the desire to develop a practice of critical reflection and solid theory-practice to not only support CAS collaborations but strengthen CAS Associates vision and actions.
We are currently exploring texts related to dissent, archiving, education, and contemporary art.
Text 1. Research, Relativism, and Truth in Art, Dena Shottenkirk
Text 2. Potential Ongoing Archive, by Anna Harding
Discussion of Potential Ongoing Archive with John Hansard Gallery
The Suspicious Archive by James T Hong
Innovative Forms of Archive Part Two, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez
Suggested books curated by Dawn Evans (pdf)
Text 3. Politics of Dissent, Bak Jørgensen, Martin; Agustin, Oscar Garcia
Articulating Dissent, Pollyanna Ruiz (book)
Text 4. Methodology, extracts compiled by Yonat Nitzan-Green
1.A.M. (2013) the invitation used by David to engage Associates in collaboration
A.M. Emerging Methodology, notes on Associates collaborative practice compiled by Dawn Evans and Maija Liepins (2017)