Since opening the ESCALA Teaching and Research Space in November 2015 we have been able to formalise our approach to using the Collection for learning. Our ambition is that artworks are a fully integrated part of teaching across the University
We’ve lent León Ferrari’s Sin título (1986) to the exhibition Work Space Pressure at Art Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester. The exhibition is curated by postgraduate students from the Centre for Curatorial Studies here at Essex and runs until Saturday 11 June 2016.
Our recent week of events Argentina 1976-2016: Activism, Memorialisation and Complicity (7-10 March 2016) created an opportunity for us to explore our holdings of art from Argentina. This week took the 40 year anniversary of the last military coup in Argentina as its starting point. The subsequent dictatorship (1976-1983) was an incredibly violent time in the country’s history resulting in killings, kidnapping, torture, illegal adoption of children and enforced disappearances.