Art Forum - Paul O'Neill

Summary

Noted artists, critics, theorists and curators from Australia and abroad speak about their work

Start Date

23rd Sep 2011 12:30pm

End Date

23rd Sep 2011 1:30pm

Venue

Dechaineux Lecture Theatre (behind the cafeteria on level one) at the Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

Lectures are open to the public, admission is free - art.forum@utas.edu.au


Art Forum - Paul O'Neill

Paul O’Neill is a curator, artist and writer based in Bristol, UK. His practice across all three categories is interested in addressing the systems of interpretation that are involved in making sense of the world around us and the compulsions that lead to interpretation and meaning itself. His work explores the experience, of traversing territory, of moving across things rather than patrolling boundaries. This exploration may take a number of forms, from curatorial projects and art- making, to writing or lecture presentations. O’Neill explored notions of exhibition-making as a form of artistic practice through Coalesce: Happenstance, an evolving exhibition designed to sit closer to a work of art in progress than traditional, more static exhibiting methods. Coalesce: Happenstance saw works overlapping with one another – the exhibition was completed on-site by artists using the exhibition space as their site of production. Artists and viewers were encouraged to consider the exhibition as a collaborative structure that facilitates a space of co-habitation, critical responsiveness and of cooperative exchange.

Paul O'Neill Art Forum Flyer (PDF 62.8KB).