Panel Discussion: Artist as Writer with JJ Charlesworth and Patrick Coyle

24th of September 2011

Jon Thompson with JJ Charlesworth and Patrick Coyle

photo Diego Ferrar

Jon Thompson’s rules for writing are simple: be jargon free, be an advocate for art and provide a context that is far reaching. He was one of the most influential art teachers of his generation, and over a thirty-year period he wrote on Mat Collishaw, Jannis Kounellis, Piero Manzoni, Mark Wallinger, Ria Pacquee, Marcel Duchamp and Steve McQueen amongst many others. JJ Charlesworth writes regularly on contemporary art for magazines such as Art Monthly, Modern Painters, Time Out London and Art Review magazine, where he is associate editor. Patrick Coyle graduated from MFA Art Writing at Goldsmiths in 2010; recent exhibitions include Fig 3: I don’t know what to say at David Roberts Art Foundation, London, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010, A Foundation Liverpool and ICA, London, and performances at Spike Island, Bristol and Flat Time House, London.
In association with Ridinghouse