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Creatives at Roundish Tables

  • Rule Gallery 530 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)

Jan 16, 2018 @ 7p | Bryce Walsh | Rule Gallery


Creatives at Roundish Tables is a forum that aims to bridge the gap between what we know and what we haven't considered; At these events we are able to explore the ideas of being an ambassador, being a resource, and being active contributions to our creative communities.

Flow of Evening:

7:00-7:15 Meet and Greet

7:15-7:20 Introduction of our speaker

7:20-7:30 Introduction of our guests

7:30-8:40 Discussion

8:40-8:50 Closing Remarks

8:50-8:55 Announcements & Future Events

8:55-9:00 Thank you and Goodnight

Discussion Values:  

  1. Active participation

  2. Complete thoughts

  3. Challenge not argue

  4. Enjoy & Indulge

  5. Speak Up & Speak Loud  

  6. Respect is key

  7. All Perspectives Are Valid  


TODAY’S TOPIC: Curatorial Practice - and its effects on sociability...


How does the curatorial practice affect sociability, social engagement, & social practice?


Social Practice has helped define the emergence of participatory contemporary art since the 1990s, placing a new emphasis on the artistic production of social connectivity and interaction. Positioning a new emphasis on relational aesthetics has been a fruitful practice for many artists, allowing their works to achieve a goal of sociality. However, there remain issues with the outcome of such practices, as an imbalance of emphasis can occur between the visual aesthetic and the actuality of social engagement. Many critics and scholars have explored this disparity within artistic practices. However, the role of the curator has not been explored within this dynamic. This conversation aims to start a dialogue around the curation of socially engaged works and how curatorial choices can impact the social context of many of these projects.


  • Social Practice: a specific medium of art that emerged in the 1990s, social practice defines practices that places emphasis on social interaction and discourse.

  • Relational Aesthetics: the theoretical approach observed by French art critic Nicolas Bourriaud that describes the emphasis on public, social interaction rather than private, secluded experiences.

  • Social Engagement: the reference to the degree of participatory activity that emerges from public interaction.



  • Events will occur Monthly through October with two Critiques for unseen or in progress works

  • November we will host an end of the year party

  • Suggestions for Locations and Sponsors


Earlier Event: October 19
Art on Tap! Monster Mural Night
Later Event: January 22
Valentines Day Sale