a-n Future Programme 2017-2018

UNKNOWN FUTURES: our a-n funded Future Programme 2017-2018

Alt MFA is a peer-led art school based in London, established in 2010 as a free alternative to studying a university-based MA Fine Art in the city. Its a-n artist-led bursary award will fund a number of strands stemming from a framework of collective research and practice themed around ‘The Future’.

This will include a programme of visiting artist and expert lecturers who will lead talks, crits and workshops; a corresponding collection of critical writing and creative research responses to chronicle and share learning and ideas arising from The Future programme, with works published on an interactive website; promotion to enable expanded membership and greater public attendance at The Future programme.

Current member and co-founder Louise Ashcroft, who applied for the bursary, said: “The group keeps thriving, despite having no resources, but we could achieve a lot more if we could plan a programme for the year so that research consolidates and evolves reflectively and coherently. In the past we’ve made a conscious decision to avoid funding, but we’re at a stage where we will really benefit from this financial support.”

 

*All commissioned responses will be presented together in a final publication to be produced at the end of the series in January 2018.
In the mean time you will find them on our a-n blog.


Future Programme lectures 

 

10 April 2017: Nuno Coelho ‘Art In The Age Of Digital Reproduction’

22 May 2017: Rosalie Schweiker & Margherita Huntley ‘Teaching for People Who Prefer Not to Teach’
5 June 2017: Nina Power ‘Against the Future!’
24 July 2017: Giles Smith (ASSEMBLE) ‘News From Nowhere: Today’s Architecture is the Basis of Tomorrow’s Utopia.’
18 September 2017: Florence Peake movement workshop
20 October 2017: Dave Beech ‘Art and Postcapitalism’
30 October 2017: Daniel Oliver performance workshop
27 November 2017: Francesca Cavallo
4 December 2017: Hamish McPherson
11 December 2017: Owen Parry

 


Alt MFA members’ creative responses to each lecture*

 

Debora Mo, Nathania Hartley, Nick Curtis & Louise Ashcroft will respond to April’s lecture by Nuno Coelho

Amy Leung’s and Maru Rojas’ collaborative response to May’s lecture by Rosalie Schweiker and Margherita Huntley
Fritha Jenkins will respond to June’s lecture by Nina Power
Sadie Edginton and Irene Pulga will respond to July’s lecture by Giles Smith of Assemble
Johanna Bolton and Anousha Payne responded to September’s lecture by Florence Peake
Andy Yau has responded to October’s lecture by Dave Beech
Eirini Kartsaki’s and Eldi Dundee’s responses to October’s workshop led by Daniel Oliver
Debora Mo’s poetic responses to November’s lecture by Francesca Cavallo
Naima Karlsson’s and Nathania Hartley’s respondes to December’s lecture by Hamish MacPherson
Creative response to Owen Parry – TBC

 


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