Gareth Bell-Jones (b. 1982) is curator/director of Flat Time House, a gallery and archive in the former home of post-war conceptual artist John Latham. After graduating from the MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the RCA in 2010 he worked as curator for Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, where he curated residencies, exhibitions, retreats, events, publications and an annual music festival with artists such as Ed Atkins, Michael Dean, Gustav Metzger, Elizabeth Price, Keren Cytter and Cally Spooner to name a few. From 2010-14 he was a regular visiting tutor to the RCA, Curating Contemporary Art Department.
Artist Placement. Caveat at Argos
Artist Placement is a two-day series of presentations and discussions on the Artist Placement Group (APG), its ongoing relevance, and current projects and initiatives that taking inspiration from it.
Gareth Bell-Jones' presentation at Artist Placement
Gareth Bell-Jones, director of Flat Time House (London) will speak about The Incidental Unit. Formed after a series of 'incidental meetings' the Incidental Unit was initiated by Barbara Steveni, Neal White, Tina O'Connell, Gareth Bell-Jones and Marsha Bradfield in 2016-17. Sharing information about the Artist Placement Group (1966-89), as well as O+I (1989-2009), the meetings have one open agenda item; 'unfinished business'. The meeting structure evolved in intention and purpose to become the Incidental Unit, with the aim of reconnecting the rigorous approach of APG with wider concerns around the brief given to socially engaged art today. Barbara Steveni, co-founder of APG, will feature in a short film that will be screened. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A, moderated by Antony Hudek.