The Virtual Lectures by Frank Wasser – The Art School: Digressions on Affection and Anger
On Thursday 16 March 2023 at 7pm CCA hosts The Art School: Digressions on Affection and Anger a new Lecture Performance by artist, writer, curator and educator Frank Wasser.
In this Lecture Frank Wasser presents a series of Digressions exploring the historical and contemporary complexities, constraints and contradictions of art school education from his experience as a student, researcher and teacher over the past decade. The lecture starts with a visual analysis of the current state of Art School education in the UK and Ireland.
The Virtual Lectures started as a temporary project during the Covid-19 pandemic focused on delivering decentred art education internationally initiated by Frank Wasser. Early lectures were supported by institutions including Pallas Project Space (Dublin) and Tate (London). The lectures developed into a performative and collaborative research project which is currently supported by the Arts Council of Ireland Project Award. Frank will deliver a series of lectures in the Spring of 2023 starting with this lecture ‘The Art School: digressions on Affection and Anger’.
This Lecture Performance forms part of the Public Programme for the exhibition URGENCIES (2023). This event is free, online and will take place on Zoom. Duration 45 mins. Booking is essential and tickets can be booked through our online shop here. This is a paperless ticket, to avoid shipping please select Local pick up at CCA at checkout.
Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Derry City & Strabane District Council.
Frank Wasser is an artist, curator, writer and educator based in London, Dublin and Oxford. His work often takes the form of performance, images, writing and sculptures which question and complicate the parameters of contemporary art practice. He has exhibited, written and lectured nationally and internationally. Recent projects and exhibitions include: ‘Speech Sounds’ at VISUAL Carlow, Ireland, ‘Urgencies’ at CCA Derry/Londonderry, ‘THE CRIT’ University of Oxford, ‘Title, yet to be announced’ at Catalyst Arts (FIX 21), Belfast, ‘Return to Disintegration: Periodical Review 11’ at Pallas Project Space, Dublin, ‘Survey’ at Jerwood, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, The Buecoat and G39 Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Recent writing and criticism have been included in and commissioned by Flash Art, Burlington Contemporary, AEMI, Art Monthly, Art Review and the Visual Artists Newsheet. Wasser will release a short book with MA Bibliothèque in the Spring of 2023.
Wasser is currently completing a DPhil in Fine Art at the University of Oxford. He is an associate lecturer in Critical Studies and Fine Art Practice at London Metropolitan University. Wasser also regularly runs workshops and lectures at Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Wasser is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. He is the founder of ‘The Virtual Lectures’ which is supported by the Arts council of Ireland Project Award (2022)