GEST: FUTURE CRITICISM - Curated by Robert Garnett and Andrew Hunt in collaboration with Bookworks

An exhibition and publishing project that brings together philosophers, artists, theorists and critics in order to discuss new approaches to art writing, that takes as its starting point the working hypothesis that criticism is a fundamental bridge between the theory and philosophy of art and art practice itself.

Today, however, criticism is widely perceived to be in a state of crisis and the art world seems to be characterised by a widening gulf between theory and practice. Curated by Robert Garnett and Andrew Hunt and featuring Eric Alliez, Aline Bouvey/John Gillis, Steven Claydon, David Osbaldeston, Peter Osborne, Simon O’Sullivan and amongst others, Gest: Future Criticism sets out to suggest ways in which this gap might be bridged and begin to make new theoretical ideas about art more accessible to non-specialist audiences. By discussing and displaying criticism directly in the gallery context the exhibition will create a series of encounters and events within which new critical voices might emerge.

GEST EVENTS

Wed 18 Apr 6 - 8.30pm - Launch Event
Fri 27 Apr 11am - Eric Alliez and Peter Osborne
Fri 4 May 11am - Simon O’Sullivan and Robert Garnett

What: Gest: Future Criticism
Who:
Curated by Robert Garnett and Andrew Hunt, various artists
Where: Stanley Picker Gallery, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture,
Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2QJ
When: Wed 18 Apr - Tue 15 May 2007, Tue - Fri 12 - 6pm, Sat 12 - 4pm, Mon - by appointment
Associated Events: Wed 18 Apr 6 - 8.30pm - Launch Event
Fri 27 April 11am - Eric Alliez and Peter Osborne
Fri 4 May 11am - Simon O’Sullivan and Robert Garnett
Further details:
Stanley Picker Gallery website