Visiting Curators' Talk: Judit Bodor / Blair Todd
GSA Exhibitions

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Mackintosh lecture theatre, The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ


13 Dec 2012
12:30 - 13:30



Vest and Page, The Exchange, 2011 (Photo: Steve Tanner)
Photo: Steve Tanner

Visiting Curators' Talk: Judit Bodor / Blair Todd

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Visiting Curators' Talk: Judit Bodor / Blair Todd
Three Points of Contact Residency
13 Dec 2012, 12:30-13:30

Mackintosh Lecture Theatre

As part of the 'Three Points of Contact Residency' programme, GSA Exhibitions has invited their two co-curators Judit Bodor and Blair Todd to talk about their approaches to curating. Judit Bodor (b. Hungary, lives in York) is a freelance curator. Blair Todd is Exhibitions Curator and Deputy Director at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall. 

Judit Bodor will discuss examples of past and current projects such as 'Civil Twilight and Other Social Works' (2004-2007); 'Under The Paving Stones, the Beach' (2011) and 'Milky Way You Will Hear Me Call' (2011 - ongoing). Blair Todd will talk about 'Performance Transition', an annual opportunity for artists to experiment and try out ideas in the public setting of the Exchange Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, without the constraints of presenting a finalised exhibition. Devised in 2000, 'Transition' has also had two offshoot projects; 'Curators Edition' and 'Performance Transition'.

Judit Bodor has worked in archival, educational, gallery, artist-led and social contexts over the past 10 years. She has curated colloquia, symposia, exhibitions, online projects, performances and artist residencies internationally. She is interested in connecting academic and professional contexts, 'curating' as creative process, the role of the curator as 'companion' to the artists and the nature of collaboration as dialogical relationship between partners. She has published on a number of subjects including contemporary art(ist) archives, as well as ephemeral and marginal art practices in relationship to documentation and their relationship the mainstream history of art.

Blair Todd works over the Newlyn and Exchange sites, where the exhibitions programme presents group and solo exhibitions of international, national and regional visual art. Alongside the main exhibition and education programme, the galleries provide platforms for artists' development, including the annual Transition projects, as well as social/interactive projects, live art and performance. As well as curating and realising this extensive programme Blair Todd has been involved with a number of artist led groups and has been guest selector for exhibitions and awards at other organisations, as well course tutor on the Curatorial Practice MA at University College Falmouth.