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17 June – 5 July 2013

Artsmart 2013 is a three – week long summer festival of events, activities and workshops to help students and graduates from University of the Arts London get smart and make it happen in the creative industries.

Download the full programme.

Venues:

Across the Colleges of University of the Arts London.

Free to all University of the Arts London students, graduates and staff.

Booking essential.

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Picturing Propaganda: A Study Day

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When: Sat 1 Jun 2013, 10.00-16.30

Where: Conference Centre, British Library

Price: £25 / £15 concessions

Book now for 01 Jun 2013, 10.00-16.30

Effective propaganda relies as much on images as it does on words. This study day will explore the role of visual communication in influencing ideas and changing behaviour. Academics and curators will discuss the history of visual propaganda, using fascinating (and sometimes funny) examples from the British Library and British Film Institute collections. The event is aimed at students, researchers and anyone with an interest in 20th century history, design, film or communication studies. Entry to the exhibition is included in the price.

The morning session will give a brief history of visual propaganda, discussing film, posters, leaflets, maps, stamps and more. The afternoon session will focus on three themes that dominate 20th century propaganda: nation-building, health and war. Our speakers will explore the different ways that these themes have been dealt with in the last century, comparing the methods of propaganda and the public response.

In collaboration with the BFI

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QUORUM

Quorum, 29 May, Dave Beech

We warmly invite you to join us for QUORUM on Wednesday 29 May.

Dave Beech, Chelsea College of Art, will present his paper entitled

‘Spreading The Cost Disease: Handicraft and Art’s Economic Exceptionalism’.

Where: Rehearsal Room 1, Arts One, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Campus

When: 5:15 Wednesday 29 May

Abstract:

I will be developing the ideas of Baumol and Bowen, whose 1966 book ‘Performing Arts: The Economic Dilemma’ introduced the idea of the ‘cost disease’. This argument has been expanded recently by Baumol in his book on the cost disease of health and education. I will be asking whether the cost disease is an example of art’s ‘economic exceptionalism’.

Bio:

Dave Beech is an artist in the collective Freee. The group exhibited at the Liverpool biennial in 2010 and has been selected for the Istanbul biennial in 2013, as well as exhibiting at BAK as part of the Former West project, Vittoria, Smart Project Space and Culturegest. He co-curated the exhibition ‘We Are Grammar’ at Pratt Institute, NY and edited the book ‘Beauty’ for Whitechapel/MIT. He teaches at Chelsea College of Art and is currently writing a book on art and economics for the Historical Materialism Book Series.

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