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Youth Collective Events: Ways of creating political art

Youth Collective Events: Ways of creating political art

6 February 2019

Wednesday 6 February
6.00 - 8.30pm, Artists’ Studio

We invite artist and activist Liv Wynter to share their art practice and discuss ways of disrupting space through voice, action and radical transformations. The event will take the current Beatrice Gibson exhibition as a starting point to think about creating a platform for voices to be heard. Throughout the evening participants will have the opportunity to learn about different ways of working with words, personal and political content to create what can be considered art.

Liv is a queer working-class female artist using an anarchic exploration of language, live performance, and text based practice to create unique forms of storytelling. These are used to create discussions around class, sexuality, gender, recovery from violent relationships and rebuilding yourself post trauma. Liv’s work is socially and politically demanding, holding both the artist and the audience accountable. Liv’s work demonstrates a fluidity which allows moving from established art institutions to youth clubs, community centres, protests, all the way to museums with the same committed conviction.

Alongside the Saturday sessions, our Youth Collective Talks and Events Series offers people aged between 15 – 25 years the opportunity to engage and learn about matters surrounding contemporary art and artistic production through a series of workshops, talks, interventions and screenings as a way of expanding professional development opportunities.

Liv Wynter (1992) is an artist, educator, activist and writer from South London. They graduated from BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths in 2015 and has since become a notable voice within the political art scene. They have been Artist in Residence at Tate Britain and Tate Modern on the Education Programme and Artist Facilitator with Indigo Youth at Hackney Museum. They recently led a group show at David Roberts Art Foundation and completed an arts council funded residency at The Royal Standard, Liverpool in 2016. Liv is a founding member of WHEREISANAMENDIETA and stands in solidarity with Sisters Uncut, London Anti Raids, Action for Trans Health and any other grassroots organisation fighting austerity and oppression. They are also in queer feminist punk band Militant Girlfriend. Read more

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