Dobz O’Brien is the Programme Manager at the National Sculpture Factory in Cork. He will be leading this week’s Workspace Social with a reflection on his recent residency programme and publication titled Im/Plants. Designed as a new but long-term programmatic strategy and constructed as a direct form of performed institutional critique, Im/plants was created to directly involve artists in the formulation of new institutional thinking in these economically restrictive times; to address artists’ agency and their responsibility within the greater context in which they operate – the social field of art; and to form new platforms for artistic production and investigation. The publication systematically investigates and interrogates the first iteration of its new long-term programmatic strand.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Don’t forget your lunch!
New to the Workspace Social?
The Workspace Social is a weekly event developed as an alternative format for artists’ talks and networking. Every Thursday, a local or visiting artist is invited to join us for lunch: to discuss a recent project, to share new research or to propose an activity. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and to eat with the artist.