Some Noise, Dec–13
Acrylic on Canvas
Original size: 30 x 25 cm (w x h)
Photographer: Steve Dutton
Steve Dutton is an artist/academic who works on both collaborative and individual projects. He is Professor in Contemporary Art Practice at the University of Lincoln where he is creating an Artistic Research hub for the Lincoln School of Art and Design.
Individual and collaborative projects have been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally, including The Institute of Beasts at Kuando Museum of Fine Art in Taipei and more recently The Stag and Hound at PSL in Leeds UK (both Dutton and Swindells) which was nominated for the prestigious Northern Art Prize. His most recent collaborative commission was ‘End of Ends’, an Arts Council Funded project for Bend in the River in the East Midlands of the UK in which he collaborated with sound artist Neil Webb (www.endofends.co.uk). His solo work has recently been included in Modern Times, which was shown at numerous sites across the Netherlands including the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Centraal Museum Utrecht.
Much of his work has been in collaborations but he is currently producing a new body of solo work which is characterised by a play with image/ text boundaries. Dutton is increasingly writing around the subject of ‘Artists’ institutes and the Institutes of Art’, drawing on his own practice and the practice of a growing body of artists who seek to rethink the nature of the art educational institution as a process of unfolding ‘epistemic events’ rather than a sequence of ‘progressive’ tiers of knowledge.
He has published in the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice and the Journal of Visual Arts Practice along with many contributions to various magazines, publications and conferences on contemporary art. He also has curated a number of exhibitions, his most recent being a co-curated project with Dr. Brian Curtin entitled Possession (1) at Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre which ran from March-May 2013 and Possession (2) at LGP in Coventry, UK in March 2014.