In Conversation: man stupid

Join Nicky Coutts and Rosemarie McGoldrick for a conversation centring around Coutts' new exhibition 'man stupid' that explores establishing a 'community of equals' amongst all Great Apes, humans included.

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Rosemarie McGoldrick is a London-based sculptor and installation artist who teaches at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design (London Metropolitan University). Her commissions include sculptures for Futureworld at Milton Keynes, the London Docklands Development Corporation, Homerton Hospital and Chiltern Sculpture Trust in Oxfordshire. Rosemarie organised the art and human-animal studies symposia The Animal Gaze (2008) and The Animal Gaze Returned (2011) at the Cass, curating two London shows alongside these events. She participated in Olga Koroleva’s Political Animal event at the Showroom, Lisson Grove and has given papers at the global Minding Animals conferences (Australia and Mexico) and Visualising the Animal at Carlisle.

Nicky Coutts is an artist, writer and MRes pathway leader in the School of Arts and Humanities at the Royal College of Art. Her work looks at animals and how it might yet be possible to enter meaningful exchanges with them. Interspecies encounters, and explorations of the knowledge they contain, feature strongly in both her visual work and writing. Also key are the principals of mimicry and imitation that reach across and reconfigure definitions of the animal, the non-human animal and the inanimate worlds.

Coutts has contributed texts to a range of publications including academic journals and experimental writing platforms. Recent texts include a journal article considering collaboration as an interspecies form, written with Vanessa Ewan, Senior Lecturer in Actor Movement at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. (Coutts, N. & Ewan V., (2018) Giraffe Time, Journal of Photography and Culture, London: Taylor and Francis) and forthcoming is the book chapter ‘Animal, Print, Suicide’ in Print matters: an anthology of critical texts on contemporary prints and printmaking since 1986 to be published by Manchester University Press later in 2018.

Her work has been shown internationally at venues including: Künsthalle Mainz, Germany, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Youkobo Artspace, Tokyo, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou and as part of ‘Rencontres Internationales: New Cinema and Contemporary Art’, at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid.

Danielle Arnaud

Opening Times
Saturday 13 October, 4pm

Danielle Arnaud
123 Kennington Road
SE11 6SF