Dark Matter- Gregory Scholette At Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
Artist, academic, author and activist Gregory Sholette in conversation with curator, writer and filmmaker Katherine Waugh. A key event for artists and curators, this public talk is presented as part of the durational Skibbereen based Urban Explorer project led by artist Sheelagh Broderick and supported by CREATE, the National Agency for the Development of the Creative Arts through the Artist in the Community Scheme.
Sholette’s acclaimed book Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture argues that while art is big business for some, the vast majority of artists are ignored or dismissed by critics but that these marginalised artists, the ‘dark matter’ of the artworld are essential to the survival of the mainstream.
Sholette is Curator-in-Residence in the Fire Station Artist’s Studios, Dublin for July and contributor to their inaugural Summer School in Performative Curating.