Masterclass with Sonia Boyce
Date: 9th November
Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm
Venue: IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART from at IMMA Studio Space
Common Ground and Create are partnering on this masterclass, which affords collaborative artists a rare opportunity to work closely with and learn from Professor Sonia Boyce a leading practitioner in the field of collaborative arts and cultural diversity.
The masterclass will draw on Sonia Boyce’s practice and extensive research interests in art as a social practice and the critical and contextual debates that arise from this burgeoning field, addressing the politics, aesthetics and quality of contemporary art made through collaboration and participation.
Boyce’s own art practice relies on working with other people in collaborative and participatory situations, often demanding of those collaborators spontaneity and unrehearsed performative actions. Drawing on practice examples such as Gather Justicia, the relationship between sound and memory, the dynamics of space, and incorporating the spectator will also be examined closely.
Sonia currently heads up a major three year research project entitled Black Artists and Modernism which sheds light on the fundamental role black artists played in the conception and development of Modern Art in Britain. This masterclass opens up critical questions regarding representation and documentation in the context of increasing culturally diverse collaborative practices in Ireland. Sonia has a distinguished record in research on collaborative and participatory practice, this masterclass affords practitioners the opportunity to explore critical questions regarding how cultural differences might be articulated, mediated and enjoyed in collaborative work.
The masterclass will take place in the studios in IMMA and will be open to between 10 – 15 artists
Related event: Diverse Engagement discussion, Sonia Boyce – November 8 (Booking required)