TALK: Robin Deacon

robin-deacon-100TUESDAY 9 March 2010, 18.00 onwards at The Bluecoat
Robin Deacon
is one of four artists included in the Bluecoat’s current exhibition, ACTION, curated by Sonia Boyce alongside her own show, Like Love. ACTION reflects Boyce’s interest in depictions of performative actions in art. Here he talks about this film and other recent works, and there will be an opportunity to meet the artist and to ask questions. FREE event – to reserve a place, contact Tickets & Information 0151 702 5324

London-based artist Robin Deacon works across a variety of media, predominantly film and performance. His short film currently showing in the Bluecoat, A Portrait of Stuart Sherman (2009), sees him going to New York to find out more about the work of Stuart Sherman, an artist known principally for his performances in the 1970s, which often consisted of moving everyday objects around a table. Sherman’s formalist actions were a formative influence on Deacon’s work, to such an extent that he has been re-constructing these performances as part of his work.

This is the third artists’ event in this series, and is followed by the final talk, a conversation between two other artists in ACTION, Appau Boayke-Yiadom and Beverley Bennett on Tuesday 16 March at 6.00pm.

Both events are free – to reserve a place, contact Tickets & Information 0151 702 5324

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