Richard Wentworth-Concertina 2019.
Thursday 14th November 2019
In 2018 the arebyte Gallery asked Pauline de Souza if she would broker Concertina going to the University of East London. After many discussions between the arebyte Gallery and University of East London, Diversity Art Forum along with Balon-Stuart Eveans and John Eveans, Concertina has been reconstructed in to a different format at the University of East London to comply with health and safety issues plus all the other issues universities have to deal with when taking in a piece of functional artwork. Concertina has been reconstructed in the architectural atrium and is used by staff, students and external organisation plus individuals.
Richard Wentworth was in conversation with Guy Hetherington and Pauline de Souza about Concertina on 14th Nov 2019. The discussion focused on process as an important element of art practice. Guy Hetherington has various design skills that he uses in his paintings and sculptures, especially in The Ship of The Sky and Heaven's Gate. The audience consisted of UEL Art and Design Cluster students, staff. Also invited guests from the Whitechapel Gallery, Shipment Arts Organisation, 51Zero, Space Studios, arebyte Gallery, Balon, Being Human Festival and artists.
The Being Human Festival will be using Concertina as one of their events. Being Human is the UK's only national festival of the humanities. A celebration of humanities research through public engagement, it is led by the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, the UK's national centre for the pursuit, support and promotion of research in the humanities, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For more information about the Being Human Festival click here. The event is call Not the News at Ten.