Withholding ‘us’:
Art, Politics and
the Problem of Appearance

Opening: 09.10
Location: Salon Saigon
6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, Ward 7, District 3, HCMC



In this illustrated talk Brigid McLeer discusses her recent projects that explore how ‘we’ as subjects of the political can appear in the context of current global, and local, forces intended to ensure our disappearance in political terms. These projects include N scale, The Triumph of Crowds and a new work entitled The Regent’s Street.

In particular the talk will examine how Brigid is using artistic and performance strategies to produce spaces, images, objects and events in which artistic-political participation is invited without it being limited by the imperatives of identity, representation and instrumentality that tend to be associated with projects in which art and politics co-exist.

This talk is supported by Arts Council England and the British Council.