Max Mara Art Prize for Women Corin Sworn

Join Corin Sworn, winner of the biannual Max Mara Art Prize for Women, for a special evening of conversation, reading and performance.

This event marks the midpoint of the Prize and draws on Sworn’s recent Italian residency and her interest in the Commedia dell’Arte theatre troupes.

Sworn will be joined by celebrated poet Lisa Robertson and together they will present and perform fragments of their own research materials, personal writing and notes, as a means to both involve the audience in their work and their working methods. The event offers a moment to inform and explore the issues implicit in discussing a work that has not yet been made.

The fifth edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women culminates in the unveiling of Corin Sworn’s new work at the Whitechapel Gallery (20 May – 19 July 2015) and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia (Autumn 2015).

Corin Sworn was born in 1976 and lives and works in Glasgow. She studied a BA in Psychology at University of British Columbia, Vancouver; a BFA at the Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver and an MFA at The Glasgow School of Art. Recent exhibitions and screenings include a solo exhibition at Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2014),19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2014), The Rag Papers at Chisenhale Gallery (2013), Artists’ Film International: Corin Sworn at Whitechapel Gallery, London (2012) and Art Now: Corin Sworn  at Tate Britain (2011).

Lisa Robertson is a Canadian poet. She studied English at Simon Fraser University from 1984-88, and left without completing a degree in order to work with Proprioception Books; the Kootenay School of Writing and Artspeak Gallery; as well as editing Front Magazine and Raddle Moon. Her first two books, The Apothecary (1991) and XEclogue (1993) were published by Tsumani Editions. Since the publication of Debbie: An Epic (New Star, 1997), she has travelled widely for readings and lectures. She has taught, and completed residencies and fellowships at Cambridge University, American University of Paris, UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, and Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, among others. She is currently Bain Swiggett Professor at Princeton University, and will published her 9th book, a long poem called Cinema of the Present (Coach House), this year.

Duration 20 November 2014 - 20 November 2014
Times 7-9pm
Cost £8.50/£6.50 concession (£4.25 Whitechapel Gallery Members). *Proof of concessions and membership to
Venue Whitechapel Gallery
Address 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London E1 7QX, ,
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