The Live Art Development Agency collaborated with the Arnolfini, Bristol, on a Symposium as part of the Marked season (14 February – 21 April 2002).
Marked is a building wide, mixed media season of challenging work exploring the artists' body as a politicised site and signifier. Marked includes the first British retrospective of the extraordinary and influential work of artist Gina Pane (1939 – 1990), a series of provocative new commissions by contemporary British based artists Doran George, Kira O'Reilly and Jordan McKenzie and a programme of contextualising talks, debates and screenings.
The Marked Symposium on Saturday 16 March 2002 addresssed issues about the processes, practices and representation of radical art from the 1960s to today. The symposium included key note papers and panel discussions on shifitng readings of the artists body in relation to evolving political, cultural and social agendas; questions around privacy, intimacy and autobiography in art; the relationship of the institution to the practices of artists; and the implications of documenting challenging performance. Contributors included Patrick Campbell, Jennifer Blessing, Antonia Payne, Caroline Collier, Tracey Warr, Jian Jun Xi, Yuan Cai, Doran George, Kira O'Reilly, Jordan McKenzie, Andrew Quick.
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