In Conversation: Amy Stephens with Fatoş Üstek

Friday 13 Oct 2023

Artist Amy Stephens in conversation with curator Fatoş Üstek on her exhibition at the Hellenic Centre Objects of Wonder and the commission for Frieze Sculpture 2023.

11.00am – 11.30am: Breakfast reception

11:30am – 12.30pm: In conversation

This talk is part of the exhibition Amy Stephens: Objects of Wonder which runs from 5 October – 18 November 2023.

Amy Stephens (London, 1981) is a British artist working with sculpture and mixed media. Underpinned by geology and travel, Stephens reuses and recycles everyday materials, reappropriating them into new objects. With the use of photography and collage, the artist celebrates artefacts to generate a new perspective about time and our appreciation of what is described as landscape.

The exhibition at the Hellenic Centre coincides with Stephens’ commission Waking Matter for Frieze Sculpture 2023.

Fatoş Üstek is an independent curator and writer based in London. She is curator of Frieze Sculpture 2023 in London, author of The Art Institution of Tomorrow, Reinventing the Model, co-founding director of FRANK Fair Artist Pay and curator of Cascading Principles Expansions within Geometry, Philosophy and Interference at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford University . Üstek sits on governance roles in the UK and Europe, she is Chair of New Contemporaries, serves on the advisory board of Urbane Kuenste Ruhr in Germany and Jan Van Eyck Academy in the Netherlands. UÜstek acts as jury for art prizes and national pavilions, such as the Jindrich Chalupecky Award (2022-24), Dutch Pavilion in 2022 and 2024, Scottish Pavilion in 2022, Turner Prize in 2020. She is the founding member of Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA) and member of AICA UK, IKT and sits on the editorial advisory board of Extra Extra Magazine.

Image: Amy Stephens, Earth Guardian, 2021, Celadonite, steel, 144 x 48 x 30 cm
Private Collection, Nicosia, Cyprus. Courtesy of the artist and Maria Stathi Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus.


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