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Thomas John Bacon speaking on Evolving a Curatorial Practice - Berlin, Germany

  • GlogauAir 16 Glogauer Straße Berlin, Berlin, 10999 Germany (map)

How and why is curating an ARTISTIC practice?  

Thomas John Bacon has been invited to speak on the second day of a two day conference at The Association for Performance Art in Berlin APAB e.V. first conference on the subject of Curating as an Artistic Practice. The conference takes place at the Artist’s Residency GlogauAir in Berlin-Kreuzberg. It features as part of the wider programme of the 5th and closing edition of the Month of Performance Art-Berlin ANTHOLOGY.  

During the two-day conference numerous international performance artists who consider curation a vital part of their artistic practice will shed different lights on the practice they share in the forms of lectures, performances, discussions, documentation and various hybrid formats. The conference is open to all interested parties.  

Thomas John Bacon will now be appearing as his Trans Self through the conduit of  FK Alexander speaking as him, using his prepared words, on Evolving a Curatorial Practice.  

Thomas John Bacon is a performance artist who has evolved a curatorial practice as the artistic director of Tempting Failure, an annual festival of Performance Art and Noise Art in the UK that to date has exhibited over 110 artists from around the world.  TF foregrounds a dialogue for artists to challenge preconceptions, take risks, and celebrate the investment they make in their unique & often difficult practice. 

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Contributors: 
Andreas Pashias, epitelesis, Athens
Andrew Whall, Ian Whitford, Rebecca Weeks,Cornwall Autonomous Zone
BEAN, Benjamin Sebastian, Performance Space, London
Boris Nieslony, ASA, PAErsche, Cologne
Brian McCorkle, Esther Neff,PPL, Brooklyn
Camilla Graff Junior, Crossing Contexts
Daina Pupkeviciute, Vaida Tamoševičiūtė, CREATurE Live Art, Vilnius
Ellen Friis, Henrik Vestergaard Friis, liveart.dk, Copenhagen
Jörn J. Burmester, APAB e.V., MPA–B, Berlin
Florian Feigl, HZT Berlin, Performer Stammtisch, Berlin
Frank Homeyer, PAErsche, APAB e.V., Berlin
Hannes Egger, Web Performance Today
Hector Canonge, Itinerant Festival & Performeando (New York City, USA), Performaxis (South America)
Ilya Noé, APAB e.V., MPA–B , Berlin
Joël Verwimp, APAB e.V., MPA–B, Berlin
Joëlle Valterio, Unwrap the Present, Bern
Joseph „Pepe“ Patricio, Nowhere Kitchen, Berlin
Joseph Raven, Defibrillator, Chicago
Joy Harder, Marie-Alice Schulz, Harder & Schulz, Berlin/Hamburg
Lorena Lo Peña, Koki, ElGalpon Espacio, Lima
Mary Novotny Jones, Mobius, School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Nick Anderson, Rosana Cade, Buzzcut, Glasgow
Poppy Jackson, Performance Space, London
Randy Gledhill, LIVE, Vancouver
Rebecca Cunningham, EXIST, Brisbane/Manchester
Teena Lange, Grüntaler 9, APAB e.V., Berlin
Thomas John Bacon, Tempting Failure, Bristol
Valerian Maly, BONE Bern, HdK Bern
Willem Wilhelmus, Mother’s Tongue, Fake Fins, Helsinki