Talks | Nov 13 2020 1 pm
Meet Over Lunch: ACROSS THE POND (AtP)
Join us on Friday, November 13 for a Meet Over Lunch with Lizz Brady and Adam Zucker to find out about their new collective arts initiative Across the Pond (AtP), through which they develop and implement cross-disciplinary art projects that expand the international dialogue around mental health and wellness. Lizz and Adam will be working with diverse visual artists and mental health communities to curate ambitious exhibitions, facilitate workshops and create opportunities for audiences in the exploration of mental health awareness. They will also speak about their respective creative backgrounds, their experiences with mental health, and the aims they have for AtP to function in both the visual arts and mental health communities.
Watch the recorded talk below.
Across the Pond (AtP) is a global arts collective that expands the international dialogue around mental health and wellness via cross-disciplinary art projects. We work with diverse visual artists and mental health communities in order to form long-lasting collaborations by curating ambitious exhibitions, facilitating workshops, and creating opportunities for audiences in the exploration of mental health awareness.
AtP aims to support artists who are:
- Living with a mental health condition
- Exploring mental health within their practice
- Interested in connecting with other artists on both local and international levels
- Making work to manage their mental health and physical and cognitive wellbeing
About the organizers
Lizz Brady is an artist/curator from Manchester, UK, and founder of the organization Broken Grey Wires (BGW), responding to and exploring mental health conditions through art. She has curated exhibitions extensively within the UK and has exhibited her work internationally, including New York, Venice, Madrid, Seattle, and Glasgow. She creates video installations, making use of live circumstances to develop interactive experiences for audiences.
Lizz lives with bipolar and anxiety disorder and created BGW to push the boundaries for how we encounter and confront visual art.
Adam Zucker is an artist, curator, and educator from New York City. He has a Master’s in Art History/Museum Studies and an Advanced Certificate in Art Education. Adam is certified to teach K-12 Visual Art Education within New York State and has classroom experience facilitating students' self-discovery and expression through art-centered learning. From 2011-2014, Adam was the co-founder and artistic director of et al Projects, a Brooklyn-based gallery committed to showing emerging contemporary artists and under-recognized historical artists. As an independent curator, he has organized multiple gallery and museum exhibitions in the United States, Italy, and through online platforms. His writing has been published in Berkshire Fine Arts (online), Sculpture Magazine, Black Cat (online art journal), POZ Magazine, and several exhibition catalogs. Adam is the founder and author of Artfully Learning, where he writes about contemporary art through the lens of education, creating content for your viewing/learning pleasure on Patreon.
Adam lives with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
The Meet Over Lunch series is an ongoing invitation extended to local and visiting art practitioners to present their practice and projects to the RU community at lunchtime.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.