Artists’ Platform (29 October 2020)

29th October 2020: Artists’ Platform

Our Artists’ Platform event will be held online on Thursday, 29th October, at 7 pm. Meet our commissioned artists to find out more about the ways in which they have begun to queer the RAMM’s collections during the pandemic.

During lockdown, we commissioned Charice Bhardwaj, Carina Miles, Caleb Parkin and Oren Shoesmith to work with us on queering the museum. Originally, the work was for a live performance at a RAMM Lates back in May, but as gatherings and buildings were cancelled and closed, we had to move our collaboration online. At this event, the artists will share some of their initial work and talk about their process, followed by a Q&A session. What are the challenges when working on the collections without being able to visit the museum? What ideas and forms of collaboration have emerged in their practice as artists? How can we queer the museum and engage with the collections at a distance?

Join us for exciting insights and conversations about queer and trans art, thinking and practice, as the artists talk about a range of topics and themes including: the rejected gay sand of collector Ivor Treby, poetry inspired by scattered language and the art of queer failure, a variety of tiny objects (including a 19th-century matchbox) leading to the discovery of a small queer world of pink hares and dark cupboards, and finding queer and trans resonances in religious stories of transformation.

Tickets are free, but you will need to register here to receive the Zoom link: