Research Forum Summer Term 2014
Exhibiting Research X
In Conversation with Paul Coldwell
Friday, 13 June 2014
18.00 - 1930, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Paul Coldwell. My Father’s Coat- III. © Paul Coldwell. Courtesy the artist
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Coldwell (artist; and University of the Arts, London)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: MA Curating the Art Museum in collaboration with the Research Forum
In anticipation of the upcoming exhibition, Impress: Print Making Expanded in Contemporary Art, 20 June – 20 July 2014, curated by The Courtauld’s MA Curating Programme, contemporary artist Paul Coldwell, who is included in the exhibition, will speak with Jazia Hammoudi, a member of the MA Curating class, on his practice and topics related to printmaking, particularly the intersection between contemporary art and traditional printmaking processes.
Paul Coldwell is a practising artist, scholar and professor whose practice includes prints, sculptures, book works, and installations. His work often deals with how new technologies impact older processes, particularly in printmaking, and how these technologies can be used to revitalize traditional practices and possibilities for interpretation. Coldwell’s work engages with issues around absence and presence, and he is particularly focused on bringing attention to prints as artworks whose potential moves beyond their status as reproducible media.
He has been widely exhibited and collected in public institutions in the United Kingdom and abroad, including the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), Tate, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva, The British Museum, and the Arts Council Collection. He has also participated in several international art exhibitions including the Ljublihana Print Biennial in 1997 and 2005, and the International Print Triennial, Cracow, in 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009. In 2013 the Universities of Canterbury and Greenwich presented a survey exhibition of his prints, A Layered Practice: Graphic Works 1993-2012.