Monday Moot: Martin Constable





The Perfect Art School

An art school by its very name is a contradictory thing: an institution that balances the boundless need of art with the entirely bound needs of a school. Like any institution, it evolved to suit the changing needs of the time. Martin will present highlights of this history and compliment them with anecdotes from his time as an art student in a variety of art schools. The talk will finish with a modest outline of what he believes to be the perfect art school.

About Martin Constable

Martin Constable is an assistant professor at the School of Art, Design and Media of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. As an artist he works as part of the Singapore-based collective Grieve Perspective. His work combines photography, painting and visual effects and addresses the theme of death, loss and sickness. He has also worked extensively with Engineers, with whom he collaborates on researching ways in which the aesthetic components of an artwork may be exactly defined. He most recently exhibited at a group show, “Dear Painter” at Sundaram Tagore gallery, curated by June Yap. His writings have been published in numerous peer reviewed journals and publications such as Visual Studies and Turps Banana.


Date: 15 February 2016, Monday
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm
Venue: Independent Archive, 67 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199942
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About the Monday Moot

MOOT: From the Old English term for an assembly or gathering for debate, because, well, it’s alliterative and might remind you of Tolkien. Held every other Monday at the Independent Archive, this platform of discussion is open to talks, workshops, discussions, forums, and other ways of sharing knowledge and perspectives. If you’d like to work with us on this, let’s talk.