Professor Andrea Phillips
BALTIC Professor and Director of BxNU Research Institute, Northumbria University & BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK.
11 June in S02_6.37 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Professor Phillips lectures and writes about the economic and social construction of public value within contemporary art, the manipulation of forms of participation and the potential of forms of political, architectural and social reorganization within artistic and curatorial culture. Working as a teacher, writer and organiser within the arts, Andrea has participated in directing and speaking at many international arts institutional and academic events, and is a governor and advisory board member of many UK-based and international artists’ groups and organisations.
The topic of Professor Phillips talk will be:
How artistic education creates inequality
Juxtaposing research into educational meritocracy and market-led value systems that pervade the mainstream (and thus most evident) forms of contemporary art production and distribution, Andrea will discuss research into the formation of the ‘artist-subject’ undertaken as part of research into her forthcoming book, Contemporary Art and the Production of Inequality.