ART SHEFFIELD 08: Yes, No & Other Options - A city-wide contemporary art event

Contemporary art festival ART SHEFFIELD 08 takes place in venues across the city including Bloc, End Gallery, Millennium Galleries, S1 Artspace, Site Gallery, Yorkshire ArtSpace, Sylvester Space, the Winter Garden and the public realm.

The programme brings together work by over 38 Sheffield-based, nationally and internationally-based artists, selected for ART SHEFFIELD 08 as their work was felt to have a close relationship to a specially commissioned text by art critic Jan Verwoert. Taking the ideas in this text as its foundation, this city-wide exhibition addresses the fact that in a post-industrial condition, one particularly pertinent to Sheffield, we have entered into a service culture where we no longer just work, we perform in a perpetual mode of ‘I Can’. (Even advertising tells us that ‘Life gets more exciting when you say yes’). He suggests that as well as yes and no, there may be other options. Click here to read Jan Verwoert's text.

Featuring Artists: Tomma Abts, Michal Budny, Phil Collins, Andrew Cooke, Kerstin Kartscher, Silke Otto Knapp, Július Koller, Jiri Kovanda, Ruth Legg, Hilary Lloyd, Deimantas Narkevicius, Ines Schaber, Sean Snyder, Frances Stark, Mladen Stilinovic, Esther Stocker, Nasrin Tabatabai, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tsui Kuang-Yu, Gitte Villesen, Eveline Van Den Berg, Ryszard Wasko, Nicole Wermers and Xu Tan.

For the event there will be new commissions from Katie Davies, Annika Eriksson, Tim Etchells, Vlatka Horvat, Host Artist's Group, Janice Kerbel, George Henry Longly, Roman Ondák, Kirsten Pieroth, Paul Rooney, Dexter Sinister, Esther Stocker, Neil Webb, Katy Woods and Kan Xuan.

- Click here for the full programme.

Co-Curator’s Talk: Jan Verwoert, wed 20 Feb 1pm Millennium Galleries
Free informal gallery talk giving an introduction to the citywide exhibition as a whole in relation to individual works at the Millennium Galleries.

Symposium Thu 28 & Fri 29 Feb 2008
A series of presentations and discussion events will take place over two consecutive days during the festival, which aim to extend the ideas explored in Art Sheffield 08. The symposium will look at the theme of exhaustion in different contexts, including art, architecture and politics; and will also focus on artistic professional development and the circulation of artistic labour; and will explore ideas of the local and the international. (Tickets: £45 Organisations / £25 Individuals / £10 Students)

- Click here for further symposium information.
To book please contact the Showroom Cinema on 0114 275 7727

Image, right: Tim Etchells, Recent Neons (2007), Image courtesy the artist
ART SHEFFIELD 08: Yes, No & Other Options - A city-wide contemporary art event

Event Title: ART SHEFFIELD 08: Yes, No & Other Options - A city-wide contemporary art event
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