Talk with Jenny Richards
11 June 2014, 5 pm
Jenny Richards will discuss her recent curatorial research project “Home Economics”, a project exploring the politics of domestic work and the site of the home within current artistic practice, in dialogue with activist working, campaigning and organising. The project was launched this Spring through a series of events at Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, which drew on The Grand Domestic Revolution Library – a collection of feminist publications and manuals currently housed at Tensta Konsthall.
Jenny Richards’ research, writing and projects focus on the politics of collaborative practices. She has developed a number of projects and texts which through this frame address issues of labour, the commons and gender, including: Manual Labours a collaborative research project with Sophie Hope, Improvised a project and publication with Goldsmiths University, and We Build Families: The aesthetics of Domestic Labour – Critical Cities Vol. 4 – a text written with Marrissa Begonia and Louise Shelley on the work of ‘Justice for Domestic Workers’. In 2012 Jenny completed an MA in Art and Politics from Goldsmiths University. Prior to this she has worked as Gallery Manager of artist-run cooperative, Cubitt Gallery and Programme Manager of the Collective Gallery in Edinburgh.
The talk will be in English.