Announcement of International Artist for Gender, Space, Art and Architecture (Pilot Scheme), Daiva Gauryte and Kofi Fosu.
Liverpool and New York Exchange Programme 2007.
Programme Curator, Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney.
21 June 2007.
The two international artists selected for the ‘Gender, Space, Art and Architecture (Pilot Scheme)’ are Daiva Gauryte and Kofi Fosu.
Gauryte is originally from Lithuania and currently studying her postgraduate at Liverpool Hope University. She is a visual artist and explores the cultural dialogue of time, space and architecture in abstract expression. Fosu is a writer and artist renowned for his critiques on the role of artist and muse to delineate gender, ethnic and sexual politics in post modern society.
The two artists over the next ten weeks will exchange dialogue and shared artistic insight on an online collaborative and curatorial resarch project of art and the urban environment. The themes are set around gender, space, art and architecture and commences 25 June 2007.
The programme is conceived and curated by Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney and explores the issues of gender in the concept of art and architecture. To analyse the theoretical and multi-disciplinary approaches of gender in relation to particular architectural sites, ideas and projects of how space is defined by gender practices, power and vision, masculinity and femininity and different parameters of spatiality, including cyberspace, as well as the physical world of various architecture and the human body.
The exchange and dialogue will be via emailed and these communications published onto www.transvoyeur.com and associate web platforms.
The final stage of this project will be to exhibit the outcomes of this in a gallery context.