The Baltic, ‘Space To Think’: Jesse Wine
‘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 third workshop explored the notion of originality using the ceramics of Jesse Wine
“What constitutes an original idea in art? Why value original ideas? Are there any? Can there be art free from artistic influences? Are all influences in art legitimate? What if anything, is wrong with plagiarism? Is an homage, copy, replica, forgery or fake art?”
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 (though rarely accepted) by everyone.