Anne Bean talks about her work as part of the Falmouth School of Art Guest Speakers series.
In a recently launched monograph on her work, Self Etc., the writer Dominic Johnson says: Anne Bean is a noted international figure who has been working actively since the 1960s. The art of Anne Bean makes strange our sense of time, memory, language, the body, and identity, particularly through solo and collaborative performances along a vital continuum between art and life.
She has shown works in many galleries worldwide including, in London, Tate, Hayward, and Royal Academy and has received several large-scale awards such as a British Council Creative Collaborations fund which has led to ongoing international work with women from countries of conflict, to which she has travelled extensively. A Tate/LADA Legacy: Thinker in Residence Award, resulted in an ambitious work, TAPS, including over 80 artists, engaged in improvisatory experimental practice. She was invited to be artist in residence at several institutions including Franklin Furnace, New York, Whitechapel Gallery, London and Sidney Nolan Trust, Wales, as well as invitations to collaborate with local groups in countries worldwide such as in Zambia and Mexico. London Contemporary Music Festival, Cooper Gallery, Dundee and DRAF foundation invited her and the sculptor Richard Wilson to create new works and installations, with the ethos of the Bow Gamelan Ensemble (a group from 1980's that they had instigated with the late artist Paul Burwell) She has had several solo commissions with Matts Gallery, London including Radiant Fields, Autobituary and WAKE. Last year she had a solo show How Things Used to Be Now, with the gallery England & Co, London as well as showing with them at Paris Photo.
She is currently organising, with a collective of artists, monthly events Come Hell or High Water on the foreshore of the River Thames.
This event is free, however booking is required via Eventbrite
Image: Closer, performance and installation at Disorder Vol 3, London, 2019
Photo: Demelza Toy Toy
To see the full programme of guest speakers please visit the Falmouth School of Art Guest Speakers page