Public Programme

Linda Karshan Pre-Recorded Video Studio Tour

29 Jun 2021

A video interview with American artist and collector Linda Karshan, at her studio in Dulwich, London. The interview will give an insight into Karshan’s studio practice and explore her series of prints Slow Learner (2007) in terms of creative thresholds. The discussion will also touch on Henri Michaux’s Mescaline Drawing (1957), which Karshan and her late husband Howard Karshan collected and recently donated to the Courtauld Collection as part of the Karshan Gift, a suite of 20th-century drawings by modern American and European artists.

John Maine Pre-Recorded Video Studio Tour

25 Jun 2021

A video interview with British artist John Maine, whose public sculptures can be found from Aberdeenshire, Scotland to Iberaki, Japan. The interview will take place at Maine’s studio and explore his interest in public sculpture specifically focusing on Arena (1983), which is located on London’s South Bank. Examining archival footage, the visit will discuss Maine’s experience carving the work in situ and the events that have taken place at Arena, the latest of which is a live dance performance that is part of the public programme for Both Sides of Here.

Surfacing, Resurfacing: A Dance Performance

24 Jun 2021 Location: At John Maine’s Arena, by The National Theatre (Theatre Ave, London SE1 9PX)

A specially commissioned dance performance choreographed and performed by Nadine Elise Muncey and Hattie Harding, inspired by Both Sides of Here: Artistic Encounters at the Threshold and John Maine’s sculpture, Arena (1983). The dance will be performed five times from between 4-7pm, starting on the hour and half past.

(Archive) Public Art: Who Decides?

09 Jun 2021
Watch the recorded YouTube panel discussion, organised by the curators of Both Sides of Here, chaired by Harriet F. Senie with John Maine, Sarah Carrington, Eleanor Pinfield and Josef O’Connor. The conversation considers the role of public art and questions the art that we privilege and draw attention to.