An LGBT+ History Month Event
with Charity Partner
Human Dignity Trust
Same Sex Lovers in the Visual
By Michael Petry
17 February at 6pm GMT
LGBT+ History Month Event, in aid of Human Dignity Trust
Artist and writer Michael Petry will discuss the stories of same-sex couples in the visual arts; the ways their sexuality has influenced their work and importantly, the ways in which their stories have been hidden from view, particularly by museums.
The event will be in aid of VOMA's charity partner Human Dignity Trust, and will be introduced by Emma Eastwood, Head of Strategic Communications, who will talk about the charity's important work around the globe.
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Photo by: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
"Common Ground" Edward Chell solo exhibition
16 November - 14 December, 2019
Petry's essay "Fictional Landscapes" will be published for Edward Chell's exhibition catalogue at Danielle Arnaud Gallery London.
123 Kennington Road
Telephone +44 (0)1792 516900
Opening times: Thursday - Saturday 2pm - 6pm and by appointment
Site Festival 2019
The Art of Not Making: A talk by Michael Petry
Artists talk and discussion with Fiaz Elson, Aimee Laz and Cory Burr
Saturday 11th May 6.30pm
SVA, 4 John St, Stroud, GL5 2HA
£4/£5 advance, £6 on door
Can an artist claim that an object is their work of art if it has been made for him or her by someone else? If so, who is the 'author' of such a work? And just what is the difference between a work of art and a work of craft?
Michael Petry will be talking about his recent book 'The Art of Not Making The New Artist Artisan Relationship'. He tackles these questions head on, exploring concepts of authorship, artistic originality, skill, craftsmanship and the creative act.
The Curator's Salon - The Art Podcast
hosted by Gita Joshi
Michael Petry is the guest on this episode of the podcast. He talks about his new book The Word is Art published by Thames and Hudson in 2018. Alongside each of his books, Michael produces an exhibition and in this episode he discusses the issues he is facing given the current situation with Brexit in the UK.
The political negotiations around Brexit appear to have excluded the creative industries much to Michael's frustration and he talks about the hold up of his own project as well as his peers. He explains how arts institutions on mainland Europe are unable to commit to exhibitions and projects due to the uncertainty caused by Brexit discussions.
The conversation then turns to language; language that is visual, written, spoken and with cultural context. The book covers 200 artists working across 60 languages and we discussed issues around putting the book together and in particular issues around translating art work and ideas.
OUTTAKE BLOG™ Interview
hosted by Charlotte Robinson
Michael Petry author, artist & Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in London talks about his new book “The Word Is Art” that addresses how contemporary global artists incorporate text & language into their works that speaks to some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century.
Listen via OUTTAKE
Curators in Conversation: Looking at Spanish Old Masters Today
December 6, 2018
18:30 - 20:30
Hosted by the Colnaghi Foundation,
with Nicola Jennings, Director, Colnaghi Foundation
and Michael Petry, Artist & Director, MOCA London
Discussing the lasting influence of Spanish Old Masters in contemporary arts practice. This event is part of Spain NOW! - celebrating the 10th anniversary of the season of contemporary arts and culture in London.
Listen online at the Colnaghi Foundation
Symposium: The Secret Life of Materials
November 26, 2018
10:00 - 16:00,
The Secret Life of Materials is an international group exhibition that can be seen at two locations in Eindhoven: in the Beeldenstorm / Daglicht workshops and at Pennings Foundation. A considerable number of the works in the exhibition were realized in the Beeldenstorm / Daglicht workshops and are being presented for the first time.
A symposium will take place on the 26th of November as part of the exhibition at which Michael Petry will be speaking. The talk will cover the themes of Petry's publications The Art of Not Making: The New Artist, Artisan Relationship.
Location: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
entrance fee: € 12,50 (students € 5,-)
ARTIUM: Treasury. Days on Capital Responsibilities of Art and Museum
Coordinator: Juan Luis Moraza
Speakers: Michael Petry, Joseph Jimenez, Miguel von Hafe Pérez, Jaime Sordo, Jorge Luis Marzo, Antonio Baños, Juan Luis Moraza, Daniel Castillejo