Kathrin Böhm, 1st Annual, Lincoln Keynote on Culture

Kathrin Böhm, 1st Annual, Lincoln Keynote on Culture
Drinks reception and tour: Saturday 27 July, 12.30pm – 2pm
Artist Talk and in conversation: Saturday 27 July, 2pm – 4pm
Booking required (for talk only)

You are warmly invited to the 1st annual Lincoln Keynote on Culture and public discussion with Mansions of the Future’s Inaugural artist Kathrin Böhm. 

Launching in 2018, Mansions of the Future is an ambitious, multifaceted social project, based within an accessible, public space in the centre of Lincoln. Developed with the premise of hosting and celebrating the city’s different cultural activities, groups and interests, inaugural artist Böhm asked – how can such a space be set up to be used? And how can the idea of openness be communicated?

Böhm’s work focuses on the production of collective public spaces. Her inaugural Culture is a Verb commission equipped the ground floor both with a basic infrastructure and design, and a pilot programme of public events which promoted culture through action. This foundational activity continues to inform the scope and direction of our programme and commissioning today.

In this keynote lecture Böhm will reflect on the concept of usership in art, as a strategy which rejects mere spectatorship. Using her work for Mansions of the Future as an example, Böhm will discuss how art can be applied and used in order to support public spaces which are shaped by their numerous possibilities – welcoming a broadness of practices, a richness of aesthetics and a multitude of identities.

‘Culture is everywhere, constituting itself through the way we do things together’ – Kathrin Böhm, 2018 

Artist Bio:

Kathrin Böhm is a London based artist whose collaborative work focuses on the collective (re-) production of public space, trade as public realm and the everyday as a starting point for culture.

Kathrin is a founding member of the international artist group Myvillages (Myv), the artist initiative Keep it Complex – Make it Clear (KIC), art and architecture collective Public Works (pw), and the Centre for Plausible Economies. She set up the Haystacks series in 2013 and arts enterprise Company Drinks in 2014. Her work with Myvillages is currently being shown at the Whitechapel Gallery and Company Drinks is featured at the V&A’s Food: Bigger Than the Plate exhibition. Recent publications include The Rural, Learn to Act and The International Village Show.

Culture is a Verb is part of a two-year long public and collaborative self-assessment of Böhm’s practice to date, which will conclude with a public editorial and publication in 2020.

Please contact info@mansionsofthefuture.org or 07494 344352 with inquiries. 

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