Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, The Folding House, 2010

Curator’s Introduction & Roundtable Discussion: Room

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Mead Gallery – Tue 6 Jun 2017, 5.30-7pm

On Tuesday 6 June, the University of Warwick’s Centre for the Study of Women and Gender presents a FREE curator’s introduction to the Mead Gallery exhibition, Room, followed by a discussion with invited contributors.

Room is an exhibition of installations, sculptures and photographs by international women artists, which variously explore ideas around architecture and the domestic environment – historically perceived as a female sphere of activity. Curated by Laura Lord from Sadie Coles HQ, London, Room reflects the multiple, often concurrent, meanings and functions of the room. It represents work produced from the 1970s to the present day which envisage the room as an erotically-charged or psychological space alongside pieces which emphasise the structural or aesthetic properties of the interior space. The exhibition includes work by Louise Bourgeois, Beverly Buchanan, Heidi Bucher, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Nan Goldin, Klara Lidén, Hilary Lloyd, Sarah Lucas, Joanna Piotrowska, Penny Slinger, Andra Ursuta and Francesca Woodman.

On Tuesday 6 June, Laura Lord will be providing an introduction to the exhibition in the Mead Gallery. This will be followed by a discussion chaired by Maria do Mar Pereira (Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick) and involving contributors: Rachel Hurdley (Research Fellow, Cardiff University), Cath Lambert (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick), Laura Lord (Associate Director, Sadie Coles HQ), Yara Richter (University of Warwick) and Fiona Venables (Deputy Curator, Mead Gallery).

The curator’s tour and discussion are both FREE and everybody is invited to attend but places are limited so advance booking is essential. Call Warwick Arts Centre’s Box Office on 024 7652 4524 to guarantee your place. Wine and alternative refreshments will be provided free.

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