Free Lunch Series :
Francis Patrick Brady
Francis Patrick Brady creates art that often resembles the shape of a game. Using the structures of speculative play as a model for probing the barriers between reality and fantasy. The artworks begin as handmade objects, fabrics, cards, sounds, texts that provide a set of alternative possibilities; or paths to travel.
At this Free Lunch event, Francis Patrick Brady Francis Patrick Brady will discuss the theme of play and participation within his own art practice but also how the politics of participation is perceived and received within the Nordic art scene. How are the tools of play and fantasy used within contemporary society? Can "serious play" be a motivator for political change? What is the point in play and participation?
There will be a short presentation and a play-through of the artist made worldbuilding card game DOHL followed by a conversation with fellow art practitioners and curators.
Due to Covid-19, a limited number of seats are available.
The conversation is held in English, a vegetarian meal is served.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Francis Patrick Brady is an artist living and working in Malmö Sweden whilst also working in Copenhagen and London. He graduated from the MFA Critical & Pedagogical Studies at Konsthögskola Malmö in 2017. He is currently in residence at InterArtsCentre (SE) and has presented projects recently at ALT-CPH (DK), SIGNAL (SE), Moderna Museet (SE), PLX (SE), SØ gallery (DK), Delfi (SE), TURF projects (UK), Turner Contemporary (UK). He has projects upcoming at Vermilion Sands (DE) and Copenhagen Contemporary (DE).
He is co-founder and curator at ‘Celsius Projects’ gallery in Malmö. He is also co-organiser of the art collective ‘Union Group’ who have a focus on Roleplay, VR, consent safety, and immersive practices. He is associate lecturer at Chelsea College of Art at University of London and regularly teaches workshops at other art universities and institutions.
ABOUT FREE LUNCH SERIES
Art Hub is dedicated to creating contact and interaction among younger artists. Every other Tuesday we invite the art world and public to a free lunch where they can enjoy an informal conversation with a young, professional visual artist. The artist is invited to talk about their practice, current research or new ideas – and to explore the issues that are part of every art practice.