Maia Conran in conversation with Chris Fite-Wassilak
Thursday 22 October, 7.30pm
Maia and Chris will discuss both the exhibition and performance for This island, and its buildings, is our private paradise. This new body of work revolves around a short script developed with novelist Yannick Hill, which reappears in three distinct forms. The text’s mutability and unpreparedness to remain static and definitive, is reflected in the work’s dual status as both gallery exhibition and performance. Maia and Chris hope to explore this in their conversation, focussing on the research, processes and outcomes during the six month residency at Kingsgate.
Chris Fite-Wassilak is an independent curator, freelance writer and art critic. He regularly contributes to Art Monthly, ArtPapers, ArtReview and Frieze. In 2009 he curated Quiet Revolution (Hayward Touring) and recent curatorial projects include LtA… a subtitle for Maria Stenfors Gallery and Temple Bar Gallery and Studios are Dead for Temple Bar Gallery. In collaboration with Anne Tallentire, Chris organises hmn a roving platform and discussion forum for experimental and unresolved works. He is currently working on a book for the Copy Press ‘Common Intellectual’ Series, under the provisional title The ah ha crystal.