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Wed May 3 10:40:50 CEST 2006

Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Doctoral Department

Tuesday 9th May, 18h
Main Building, Andrássy 69-71, Projection Hall


Title Contemporary Art and the Home 


Lecture by Colin Painter Artist, Curator and Emeritus Professor at the Wimbledon School of Art:


Lecturing about his various projects with the Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery, London, and his books  "Contemporary Art and the Home" and "At Home with Art". Colin Painter will also lecture about his involvement in research and policy-making in art and design in higher education in the UK.


Colin Painter is an artist/curator who has combined exhibiting as a painter with field research, associated project based exhibitions, writing and teaching.   


In the 1990s as Principal of Wimbledon School of Art, London, he was intensely involved at a national level in research and policy making in art and design higher education in the UK. 


In the 1980s, becoming increasingly interested in the isolation of the contemporary art world from the wider public. He undertook ethnographic research into ways in which people relate to images in their homes, exploring relationships between the culture of contemporary fine art and that of other visual cultures as manifested in domestic contexts.

Since 1990 his continuing research has formed the foundation for subsequent studio activity and project based exhibitions in national venues. 


At Home With Constable's Cornfield at the National Gallery, London (1996) looked at the ways in which a single work of art had found a multiplicity of forms and meanings in people's homes.  Alongside the original painting, the exhibition uniquely (at the time) showed reproductions of it from people's homes as well as the words of their owners.


In 1999/2000 at The Tate Gallery, London, (now Tate Britain) he organised the project At Home With Art in which nine sculptors, Angela Bulloch, Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Permindar Kaur, David Mach, Richard Wentworth and Alison Wilding made mass produced multiples for sale in Homebase stores. The exhibition was toured in Britain for two years by National Touring Exhibitions of the Hayward Gallery. 


In 2002 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, he organised Close Encounters of the Art Kind   in which six sculptors, Tania Kovats, Langlands and Bell, Sarah Lucas, Keir Smith, Richard Wilson and Bill Woodrow made works which were rotated around six homes - each home having each work for a month.  The exhibition included images and objects from the six homes along with the work of the sculptors.



Contemporary Art and the Home 2002, Berg Publishing Editor: Colin Painter

ISBN 1 85973 656 4 /1 85973 661 0

At Home with Art (National Touring Exhibitions) 1999, Hayward Gallery Publishing

ISBN 1 85332 200 8

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