a river of art projects
“THE FUTURE IS ON THE TABLE” is a river of art projects with sources in India, England, South Africa, Nigeria, France and the United States
Welcome to The Future is on the Table! Please feel free to spend some time exploring the many dialogues, images and information on the site. This online community is free to join for anyone who feels curious, inspired or engaged by it - just use the box to the right to create a login and you can start joining our dialogues. Start a discussion, share your photos, ask questions. For help navigating the site (uploading photos, adding documents, etc.) take a look at the blog "Intro to Ning" Happy to see you here! We look forward to meeting you...
As an introduction look at the last posts by Omari Fox, Rajni Shah, Delphine Ziegler, Ruby Thorkelston and Marcia Kure. See also new pictures added by Janice Stuckey, Latonnya Wallace and the students of CAC.C. What a large adventure!
The Community Arts website has published an article by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington on Charleston using two case studies: "Longitude 35 / Navigating Home" by Suzanne Lacy and Rick Lowe during Spoleto 2003 and "The Future is on the Table". A lot to think about.
Earlier in the new year issue the Community Arts website had presented "The Future is on the Table" as part of "Community Arts 2008: The Year of the Great Leap"
"The Local Leap: The Future Is on the Table, Charleston, S.C. by Linda Burnham
The most intimate and delightful convening I attended all year was The Future Is on the Table,... The remarkable thing about these two artists, is their concept of inclusion. They throw ideas into the air and then collaborate closely with whomever is willing to catch them. This strategy results in arts productions so diverse that the two artists have to take on the role of ringmaster to the circus... The opening drew one of the most diverse audiences I have ever seen in an art gallery anywhere...
Conversations circled around the surprising combinations of elements that drew the show together... there was much testimony about personal change..."
Jenera Rivers, Shana Green and Jordan Perry, students at Wilmot J.Fraser Elementary School reflect on their clay work at the Gibbes Museum Clay Studio.FUT Sense and Sensibilities.pdf
Notes, comments, pictures, and much more, from the Closing Weekend of The Future is on the Table: Happenings #3 & 4
AN INSIDER VIEW TO THE PAST.pdf
AN INSIDER VIEW TO THE PAST/PRESENT OF AN ART PROJECT "The Future is on the Table" has been written for ....
How Does it Look Today?
Check out the latest catalogue, "HOW DOES IT LOOK TODAY?: The Future is on the Table #3, September-October 2008"! Available in print with the latest photographs from the shows and opening events at The City Gallery at Waterfront Park and The Gibbes Museum of Art. During the month of November you can get your copy at the City Gallery in North Charleston where the carts are being exhibited. Or ask email@example.com.
How does it look today?.pdf
Opening Weekend- Presentation and Discussion at The Gibbes
On Sunday September 14th a group of artists, participants, and observers gathered in the courtyard of the Gibbes Museum of Art for an afternoon of performance, presentation, and discussion facilitated by Alice Lovelace and Linda Frye Burnham. Please read the notes and transcriptions from the day's events, and enjoy the photographs...And add your thoughts and questions!
Opening Weekend at the Gibbes.pdf
Click Here to see photos from the day's events
See also Art Object and Memorabilia: Le Musée des Souvenirs, a part of The Future is on the Table at the Gibbes Museum of Art
And look here for a description of the Gibbes Museum exhibition.
FUT3 Gibbes Handoutp .pdf
Artists' Presentations at The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Four artists participating in The Future is on the Table, Delphine Ziegler, Aurore Gruel, Rajni Shah, and Wok Marcia Kure, presented their work as part of a series of gallery talks at The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston. Read notes from these presentations here:
Gallery Talks, Halsey Institute.pdf
Online discussion: 'How can critical writing be a dialogue? A continuation...'
Click on the link above to download the texts from this discussion which took place at Devereaux St on September 1st. Please do add your own comments, thoughts, images or notes. We'd love to hear from you!
Where Do They Come From?
Take a look at the work of the artists participating in The Future is on the Table and see how they got to Charleston. From the Catalogue:
Where do they come from?.pdf
How Did it Start?
For a history of The Future Is On The Table, please read the text below by Gwylene Gallimard and Jean-Marie Mauclet:
How did it start?.pdf
Click here to see photos by Laura Moses from the opening event (opens in a new window).
For the month of August, Gwylene Gallimard and Jean-Marie Mauclet were in residence on the Art of Engagement website. Click here to see their page and read the discussions inspired by The Future is on the Table.