Laura Carew,
Joshua Y'Barbo


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Not Knowing: APG / CCW / Chelsea Salon

Not Knowing: APG / CCW / Chelsea Salon

It's not a question of being against the institution: we are the institution. It's a question of what kind of institution we are, what kind of values we institutionalize, what forms of practice we reward, and what kinds of rewards we aspire to.
Andrea Fraser, 2005 

This introduction to the Chelsea Salon series continues a collaboration between CCW and the Artists’ Placement Group (APG). 

To explore how the APG methods of 'Not Knowing' could help us question assumptions about our roles and the structure of Chelsea College of Art. 

To refine understanding of the changes produced by, and happening in, higher education in art and design.

To devise and produce a ‘publication’ for exhibition in the Library. Whether based on text, image, or any combination; hard copy or digital; collaborative or a compilation of individual works, the ‘publication’ can be anything your group decides. 

To bring an object, image, text, gesture, or other thing that represents an interest or influential moment outside your practice. 

To take part in a ‘show and tell’ exchange of these things, as a way to develop the content for your group ‘publication’.

By taking part in discussion and working creatively with others you will exchange different interpretations of roles (especially student, staff, artist/designer and academic), clarify concepts (such as knowledge and enquiry, practice and research, teaching and learning) and so develop your position in the debates around your practice and profession.

Suggested reading: 
Andrea Fraser, Critique of the Institution to Institution of Critique
Artforum Sept 2005.

Daniel Buren, Function of the Studio

Pablo Helguera, Chapter II: Community & Chapter III: Situations in Education for Socially Engaged Art

Howard Slater The Art of Governance

Further information: 

Information about Chelsea Salon series:;

Monday, 22 April 2013

Chelsea Salons Series at Flat Time House May 2013

Hello Everyone, 

Now that the interim show is over, we'd like to update you on the next Chelsea Salon event.

The next event will be hosted at Flat Time House (FTho) in Peckham on Wednesday, May 15th. 

For this salon, we're looking for people who want to experiment with performance, sound, and film. We're also looking for works that would be suitable for the outside garden.

There will be a site visit ] on Thursday, May 2nd at 11am.  

Flat Time House
210 Bellenden Road
London SE15 4BW

Part of the visit will be a short talk with John Hill, Education Officer at FTHo and member of Lucky PDF. We'll then have an open discussion about how the salon will be structured and invite you to give your ideas. We want to  emphasize experimentation and working in mediums outside your current practice.
The site visit is open to anyone who wants to come but there will be limited space for participation in the actual salon. We'll set a deadline for participation which will work on a first come first serve basis.

About FTHo: 
Flat Time House (FTHo) was the studio home of John Latham (1921-2006), recognised as one of the most significant and influential British post-war artists. In 2003, Latham declared the house a living sculpture naming it FTHo after his theory of time, "Flat Time". Until his death, John Latham opened his door to anyone interested in thinking about art. It is in this spirit that Flat Time House opened in 2008 as an archive, artist's residency space and gallery with a programme of exhibitions and events exploring the artist's practice, his theoretical ideas and their continued relevance.

About Chelsea Salon Series:
This is an old post but explains the structure and short history of the series.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

March 1st SLG Salon


The 3rd SLG Salon series will takes place on the afternoon of Friday, 1st of March. You can install work from 2 - 3pm with the Salon beginning at 3pm.

If you are interested in presenting work and HAVE NOT done so before, you need to send an email to by the 25th February stating your interest and the type of work you are showing including duration if it is a film.

Salon slots are available on a first come first served basis.

For a brief overview of what the SLG Salons are and how they work, please see the link below -

Here is an image of the Clore studio - Studio_filled_with_chairs.jpg

More about SLG including address here -

Thanks for your interest, looking forward to it.

Dave and Naomi