David Campbell

Conferences, Lectures & Research seminars – Common Culture

Throwing voices: the commodification of culture, from art biennials to celebrity. London Conference in Critical Thought 2019, Goldsmiths, University of London, 06/07/ 2019.

‘Sit Down’ A dialogue between artists, writers and thinkers on the power of ‘funniness’ within institutional critique and art history. Central Saint Martins University, London, 22/06/2019. Participants: Doug Fishbone, Andy Holden, Mel Brimfield, Elise Bell, Common Culture, Joe Sweeney, Roger Sabin.

Exhibition Walkthrough: David Campbell and Mark Durden / The fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof, BxNU Symposium: Jason Rhodes /
Deviant Paths. 21/4/2015. Baltic, Gateshead.

Workshop presentation (with Mark Durden), On the Use of Comedy in Art as a form of Social Critique, Politics and Humour: Theory and Practice, The University of Kent. 16th & 17th January 2015.

Not Necessarily in the Right Order – In conversation with Common Culture, New Art Exchange, Nottingham. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RotXmfoaR3I

Screening of The New El Dorado at The Future of Art: peripheries use value and social change. Roundtable with Can Altay (artist), Alistair Hudson (Grizedale Arts), Vasif Kortun (curator), Chus Martinez (chief curator Museo del Barrio NY), Laura Raicovich (Creative Time NY), moderated by Fernando García Dory. ARCO Art Fair- ARCO Foundation Room Pavillion 8, Madrid, Spain. 16/02/13. http://www.mataderomadrid.org/ficha/2099/inland-station.html

Verbatim Theatre and Common Culture, European Centre for Photographic Research, University of Wales, Newport. April 25th 2012.

“Collaboration” Research Symposium at Goldsmiths University February
15 20011. Screening of The New El Dorado and seminar presentation.

Banff International Curatorial Institute Symposium: Are Curators Unprofessional? Screening of Common Culture’s “The New El Dorado” by Teresa Gleadowe, Banff, Canada. November 14, 2010.

Screening of The New El Dorado at the Trashing Performance conference and public presentation and discussion on the panel: “Common”. Contributors included: Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Tania Bruguera, Ingo Cando, Simon Casson, Common Culture, and Tavia Nyong’o. A collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Roehampton, and the Live Art Development Agency, 29 October 2011,Toynbee Studios, Theatre, London. http://thisisperformancematters.co.uk/common.html

The British Library produced video documentation of the Trashing Performance programme. http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/Study_Room/study_room.html

‘Damaged Goods’, Variable Capital’s curators David Campbell and Mark Durden (Common Culture) in conversation with Michael Bracewell and Professor Carol Mavors. Bluecoat, Liverpool, 17 June 2008.

Lectures / Conferences

What Was Art School? A discussion event related to the exhibition, The Art Schools of North West England by John Beck & Matthew Cornford,
19 January, 2019 1-4pm, the Bluecoat, Liverpool. Panel discussion with artists Pete Clarke, Jade Montserrat, David Campbell, Siobhan Harrison and others, followed by Q&A. Participation in the Resonance 104.4 FM live broadcast of radio programme about the Art Schools of North West England. http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/exhibitions/3908
Originally broadcast 3.30 pm 19 January 2019.

Public lecture. ‘Common Culture: recent projects and comic engagement’ Kungliga Konsthögs- kolan / Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. Sweden.27 October 2014.

Warhol’s Commodity Ogling, Conference paper, Time in The Art of Andy Warhol, organized by the John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton. 20 May 2011.

Conference paper, Warhol’s Commodity Ogling, Time in The Art of Andy Warhol, University of Wales, Newport. 6 May 2010.

Bruce Nauman’s, Make Me Think Me exhibition. Artist Talks: David
Campbell discusses his work in relation to that of Bruce Nauman, Tate Gallery, Liverpool. 8 June 2006.