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Clare Twomey
University of Westminster

Monuments & Memories: An Artist’s Disruption to the Canon of Clay Process and Site

Clare Twomey’s disruption to the canon of clay practice and museum sites will be the center of this talk. Known as a collaborator and producer of situations, Twomey will explore a series of works in depth, including artworks for historic sites and Monument, shown at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris in 2022. Twomey places materiality at the heart of her art practice, often working with ceramic industries that reveal a constant and generous purview to the skills, materials, and adaptations of mass production in ceramics. Twomey’s artworks ask us to contemplate the shared human experience that material can hold us in, focusing on the exploration of object engagement beyond the historic models of clay practice and the uses of clay as a medium through which to examine cultural and museological challenges. These works have established ways for audiences, institutions, and museums to access collections and their histories; these issues for museums are both civic and academic.

Monday, April 25, 12:15–1:15 pm
Via Zoom

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Clare Twomey is a British artist, researcher, and curator. A leading figure in expansive material/clay practice, Twomey engages with and challenges historic modes of public access to museum collections through art practice and participation. 

This event is a Student Brown Bag Lunch, a visiting lecture chosen and organized by the second-year MA students. 

This event is open to BGC students, faculty, fellows, and staff only. The event will be virtual: held via Zoom and screened in the Lecture Hall. A link will be circulated to registrants by 10 am on the day of the event.