Visiting Artist’s Talk – Susan Stockwell

Monday 30 January 2023
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Chemical and Process Engineering LT A (2.23)
Cost
Free
Type
Lectures and seminars
Audience
General public

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk we welcome Susan Stockwell.

Susan Stockwell has an established international reputation, working across sculpture, installation, collage and film. Her practice is concerned with examining questions of feminism, materiality and social and colonial histories.

Her art employs the material culture of everyday products, such as recycled computer components, maps and paper currency, which she transforms into compelling artworks.

In seeking to reconnect an object’s past, its related history and materiality with contemporary issues, her practice underscores these materials urgent interconnection to collective memories, desires and ecological shortfalls; aspects that evoke, expose and challenge features of inequality and injustice.

Her work is in public and private collections around the world, including: the Victoria & Albert Museum; the London Transport Museum; the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam; the Museum of European History, Brussels; Black Rock Investments; and Yale Centre for British Art, USA.

About the Visiting Artists’ Talks series

The Visiting Artists’ Talks (VAT) series is organised by the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, and takes place every Monday afternoon during teaching weeks.

Each session brings an arts professional to talk with us about what they do and why, and to chat with the student body about their career journey and interests.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us.

Find out more about the Visiting Artist's Talk with Susan Stockwell on the Arts, Humanities and Cultures website.

Image: America, by Susan Stockwell 2018. Photo by Seb Camilleri 2018. Created from uppcycled computer components, and measures 3.5m x2.5m x 0.3m. From the Blackrock collection in New York, USA.