Coptalk - Poster


Coptalk - Pratt Institute New York - EVANS

30th April 2008 – Pratt Institute, New York, USA.

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Coptalk - Berlin - CHRIS EVANS

25th April 2008
Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

Coptalk - La Chambre - Brussels - Evans

5th May 2008 – La Cambre, École nationale supérieure des arts visuels, Brussels, Belgium

Coptalk
2005 – ongoing

A letter is sent out to a contact within an art school. (For a country to have an effective police force, its employees should reflect the demographics of society.) This is accompanied by a second letter – to be adapted and translated accordingly and sent out by the art school – inviting a representative of the local police force to offer vocational advice to the art students. The former entertains the possibility of the latter’s future in the police force.

Thirty posters (63 × 48 cm) are silkscreened – of which twenty are displayed
at the art school – announcing “A RECRUITMENT TALK BY THE GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE FORCE TO ART STUDENTS AT MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY”, or applicable local phrasing.

The poster depicts a landscape with what could be described as a rock or a sculpture, with a stationary Lamborghini Countach (painted in the livery of the Dutch police force).

24th March 2005 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
16th March 2006 Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
6th December 2007 The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
25th April 2008 Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
30th April 2008 Pratt Institute, New York, USA
5th May 2008 La Cambre, École nationale supérieure des arts visuels, Brussels, Belgium
6th May 2008 Koninklijke Academy of Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium
26th March 2009 Centrale Academie Ontmoeting, Breda, the Netherlands
20th May 2010 Academie for Visual Arts, Maastricht, the Netherlands
28th May 2010 Ljubljana Academy, Ljubljana, Slovenia
15th June 2010 Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

9th December 2014

The Dublin Insitute of Technology, Grangemorgan

9th December 2014

The National College of Art and Design, Dublin

9th December 2014

The Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laughaire, Co. Dublin

8th January 2015

Art Academy of Nurnberg


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