Nicholas Mangan Termite Economies (NeuralNodes and Root Causes), 2019, Bronze, steel, ply, custom lighting, dimension variable.
Art Programme (AP) is a small, private arts' organisation based in Melbourne, Australia.
AP was formed by artists and writers for artists, writers, thinkers, and filmmakers to come together to critically explore contemporary ideas and developments in studio practice, art, film, politics, and philosophy.
AP is a non-exploitative employer that respects the knowledges and specialisations of all its facilitators and participants. Thus, it is formed as a flexible organising system of unranked independent elements that can be arranged/rearranged, depending on the task at hand. This structure is also called a ‘heterarchy’, which means relationships actively resist hierarchical ordering.
Art + Political Economy engages with the work of artists, filmmakers, writers and philosophers who respond to the political and economic conditions of modernity.
Over the 6 weeks, we will select a central quote from one or two readings as the basis for discussion. We understand that people's time is limited, so it allows for as much reading as each participant can deal with, but with a large archive of writings to take away.
$160 for 6 weeks
from 12th September @ 18:30 x 2-hours.
Please contact Jan Bryant if you are low or no wage or generally experiencing financial stress. firstname.lastname@example.org
AP is a post-institutional collective that brings years of experience and specialist knowledge to bear upon all its activities.
We recognise the limitations that institutions and bureaucracies place on creative thinking and are intent on maintaining a supportive environment in which all participants feel free to explore new ideas in confidence and without judgement.
This extends to our studio pracs and crits which are led by experienced artists who ensure that all feedback is constructive, empathetic, and relevant in the context of current contemporary art practices.
Angel Brennan, Planet Abstract I (2021) oil on linen, 125.5 x 146 cm.
Nicholas Mangan, Core-coralations, 2021, coral, aragonite, gypsum, steel, 110 x 62 x 62 cm (approx), including table.