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The (Neo) Avant-Garde and (Their) Kitchen(s): Potluck and Participation


Lee, FMJ and Kunda, M, The (Neo) Avant-Garde and (Their) Kitchen(s): Potluck and Participation, The International Journal of Social, Political, and Community Agendas in the Arts, 7, (2) pp. 33-41. ISSN 2326-9960 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract: "Our Day Will Come" (ODWC) was a month-long alternative art school, or ‘free school’, staged in Tasmania during the spring of 2011 by curatorial-artist Paul O’Neill, in the context of a wider programme of art events entitled "Iteration:Again". Sited in the forecourt of the Tasmanian School of Art at the University of Tasmania, ODWC was a pedagogical experiment that offered a range of alternative educational experiences to self-selected participants or collaborators. It drew on, and engendered, acts of hospitality. Contributing to the project were nine invited artists from the UK, the US and Ireland, one of whom was Mick Wilson. Mick Wilson’s involvement in the project is the main focus of this paper. Wilson’s primary contributions to the project were his hosting of a series of four potluck meals and facilitating numerous conversations, including those conducted around a purpose-built conversation table designed by US artist Gareth Long. To frame and critique the convivial and dialogical aspects of ODWC, this paper briefly contextualises ODWC against vintage avant-garde experiments with food in art, and draws on Hans-Georg Gadamer’s writings on the hermeneutic requirements of considering the ‘other’ in conversation.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Dialogical Art, Collaboration, Participatory Art, Food and Art, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Art and Hospitality
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Lee, FMJ (Mrs Fiona Lee)
UTAS Author:Kunda, M (Dr Maria Kunda)
ID Code:89319
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2014-02-28
Last Modified:2014-06-06
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