The fellowship programme 2017-2018 addressed the specific issue of artists writing with the emphasis placed on the relationship between an artist’s written output and their overall artistic practice. Writing will be addressed as a key mode of empowerment for an artist today. As a means to stake and maintain a position, beyond the comfort zones of indeterminacy we are professionally accustomed to. By means of group discussion, and mutual critique of written work, the fellowship collectively addressed issues of form and structure. How to micromanage the tenuous relationship between image and language? What to make of the hegemonic role of English? What is the role of artist writing within the overall moral economy of contemporary art?
Importantly, the participants were committed to not one but two three-day workshops, over two consecutive years, March 2017 & 2018. Between meetings, the group had an opportunity to produce a collective piece of writing, which was presented by the end of March 2018.
The 2018 Fellowship programme was supported by Julius Baer