Troupes & crews: Performance as engagement

Troupes & crews:
Performance as engagement
2pm to 5pm, Monday 26th November

This symposium explores the opportunities for engagement through performative practices in the gallery. It will be of particular interest for artists, curators, students and educators with experience of or interest in working in these areas.

fig-futures at The Gallery will show four exhibitions across four weeks by the artists Anna Barham, Ben Judd, Annika Ström and Kathryn Elkin. All of the artists have created new performances that are premiered at their Monday launch event and then presented through the week-long exhibition.

Through conversation with these artists and invited speakers from curatorial and educational backgrounds we will explore their experiences of the extraordinary fig-2 and fig-futures projects. In all of the artists work active participants are an important element in their practice. At The Gallery three of the projects include participants drawn directly form the surrounding community to perform in the work.

Please book your place by emailing:

Join us subsequently for the opening event of Kathryn Elkin’s fig-futures exhibition at The Gallery, 6 to 8pm.

fig-futures is a new collecting scheme that is initiated under the framework of fig-legacy. Supported by Arts Council England<>, Art Fund<> and Outset<> with six partnering institutions and public collections in the UK, fig-futures will present 16 fig-2 alumni artists outside London. Activating the same curatorial framework as fig-2, 50 projects in 50 weeks, each venue will organise 4 exhibitions in 4 consecutive weeks embedded in their programme.