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From 9 to 13 July curator Gill Park, director of Pavilion, Leeds (UK), will visit several art institutions and artist studio’s in the Netherlands as guest of the international visitors programme of the Mondriaan Fund. On Tuesday 10 July at 7.30pm Gill will introduce the work of Pavilion at our headquarters at Westerdok 606-608 in Amsterdam.
Existing without a gallery space, Pavilion pursues a research-driven process of working that results in new artists commissions and a programme of critical events. Founded in 1983 as a feminist art collective (with the support of art historian Griselda Pollock) Pavilion continues to open up and reflect on critical questions relating to contemporary art and its politics. In her talk Gill Park will present Pavilion’s 2011 commissions by Lucy Skaer and Aurélien Froment and the commissions currently in process with Celine Condorelli and Mathieu Abonnenc. She will reflect on what it means to pursue a programme that is both critically questioning and public-facing in the light of the UK’s current political and economic climate.
Gill Park has worked for Pavilion for the past four years, firstly as Programme Producer and more recently as Director. During this time she has worked on commissions and events with artists including Lucy Skaer, Frederico Camara, Aurélien Froment, Mathieu Abonnenc, Hito Steyerl, Yael Bartana and Elizabeth Price. Gill studied at the University of Leeds and prior to her work at Pavilion held roles at the Arts Council Collection (Sculpture) and Henry Moore Institute.
The event is organised by the Mondriaan Fund in collaboration with If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution.