Book Launch // The Cardiff Tapes

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 — 5:30pm

Please join us on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 for a public conversation between Garth Evans and art historian and curator Jo Melvin to celebrate the publication of The Cardiff Tapes (1972) by Garth Evans. The event is presented by Soberscove Press in collaboration with the CSM Fine Art Programme.
The Cardiff Tapes (1972) presents a transcript of recordings made by Garth Evans that document public response to a sculpture he installed in Cardiff
as part of the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation’s UKwide City Sculpture Project. The book also includes writings by Evans that introduce and reflect on the
commission, as well as on the nature of sculpture and its reception. A text by art historian and curator Jon Wood contextualizes Evans’s sculpture and the City Sculpture Project within the broader context of British sculpture and public space in the 1970s.

GARTH EVANS has exhibited widely across the UK and United States since the 1960s.From 1965–1979, he taught at St. Martin’s School of Art; he moved to the United States at the midpoint of his career. Evans’s work is represented in major public and private collections, including Tate, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MoMA, and the British Museum. He is currently head of sculpture at the New York Studio School.

JO MELVIN is a senior lecturer in Fine Art theory at Chelsea College of Arts. She is currently working on the catalogue raisoneé of sculptor Barry Flanagan and recently curated the exhibition, “Five Issues of Studio International,” at Raven Row.
A reception will follow the event. Admission is free but booking is essential.
To secure a place, please make a booking at the Eventbrite link. You will be sent a confirmation
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 5:30pm —


Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London
Granary Building
1 Granary Square