The Baltic, ‘Space To Think’:Jason Rhoades
‘Space To Think’ is a series of adult workshops open to the public commissioned by the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art in Newcastle. These workshops, on Sunday afternoons, are open to anyone (16+) interested in art and / or philosophy. They are a relaxed, inclusive space to think together and don’t require any expert knowledge or experience to get involved.
The fourth workshop included an exploration of the notion of creativity using the installations of Jason Rhoades.
“Why do we create? How should we treat the objects of our creation? Are some acts of creation more meaningful or valuable than others? Is creativity simply the act of creating, or is it something more than that? Why do we revere creativity and creative people? Is Rhoades’ work creative? Is it any good? Does good art require creativity or can it do without it?”
In each of these workshops we explore the possibilities of making abstract ideas more concrete using the artworks in front of us. To help the group come to a richer understanding of the contested concepts and questions under discussion, participants are invited to share specific things that they observe in the artworks and from there we draw out insights accessible for (though rarely accepted by) everyone.
Book your place on future workshops here.