Theme: Curiouser and Curiouser: Art, Architecture and Design
Discover the complex and sometimes surprising relationship between art, design, architecture and technology. Discover poetry chalked on walls, the legacy of looting, the designs of Alexander McQueen and the future of cities.
York Design Awards 2015 Presentation Event
York Design Awards exist to promote excellence in architectural design and conservation in the York local authority area. Good sustainable design and conservation support York’s special heritage and contribute to the well-being of its residents and visitors. Attend the 9th annual awards event and view presentations of the 2015 winning schemes.
Medieval City: A canvas for contemporary art
Join York Curiouser’s Co-Artistic Directors Hazel Colquhoun and Lara Goodband with a panel of curators, artists and academics who will discuss and present ideas about the Medieval city as a canvas for contemporary art.
Curating Savage Beauty: Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is the first and largest retrospective of McQueen’s work to be presented in Europe. Join Claire Wilcox, Senior Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum to hear more about this exciting exhibition.
Future Cities: How will we live next?
What might your city look like in 2065? In this talk, Professor Nick Dunn from Lancaster University will explore what new technologies and lifestyles may mean for our cities.
Finding Poems on Walls: A walking tour
York Curiouser’s Co-Artistic Directors Hazel Colquhoun and Lara Goodband will guide you round In Between, the series of poems by John Wedgwood Clarke stencilled and chalked on the walls of York’s hidden yards, snickets and passageways.
Relics of the Reich
Many of the buildings and sites associated with the Nazis are still there but what has happened to them? Author Colin Philpott explores what these places tell us about Germany now.
John Wedgwood Clarke: Poetry reading
York Curiouser poet John Wedgwood Clarke will read poems about York and the Yorkshire landscape including work from his 2013 collection Ghost Pot described as ‘a masterpiece that rewards continual rereading’ by Bernard O’Donoghue.
Art Theft and Looting through History
Looting has often been a little-examined motivation for some of the major conflicts throughout history. In his talk, art dealer Ivan Lindsay, explores looting from the Romans to the Nazis.
Art and Work in Conversation
A discussion evening, led in part by researcher and writer Luke Layzelle. The event will aim to initiate a conversation on the differences and affinities between the work involved in arts based practice and wage labour.
Simon Pope on Walking as Art
Artist Simon Pope will talk about how we can form new types of community through engaging with material aspects of the city.