Crit with Tai Shani

On Monday 14 October, Turner Prize 2019 nominee Tai Shani will be joining us at Open School East for a presentation on her art practice followed by a crit. A crit is a model of learning where artists present their work to a group of people in order to gain feedback on how that work is being ‘read’ and ways that they might develop it further. Both the artists showing work and the rest of the group are crucial for a successful crit. 4 members of the public and 4 OSE Associate artists will be able to take part in this crit.


Please email 2019 Associate artist Emily Demetriou if you are interested in showing work:


We expect that there will be a high volume of interest for this event. We aim for the conversations that will be formed to be fruitful for everyone attending the crit. Anyone is welcome to join for the presentation or join the audience for the crit, but you must book here (you do not need to book if you are showing work).


12-1pm: Presentation by Tai Shani on her art practice
1-1.35pm: Lunch Break
1.45-2.15pm: 1st crit
2.15-2.45pm: 2nd crit
2.45-3.15pm: 3rd crit
3.15-3.45pm: 4th crit
3-4pm: Break
4-4.30pm: 5th crit
4.30-5pm: 6th crit
5-5.30pm: 7th crit
5.30-6pm: 8th crit


Tai Shani is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes performance, film, photography and installation and revolves around experimental narrative texts. She interrogates the structures and narratives that civilisations use to define themselves and through that method she imagines and creates future worlds of post- patriarchal realism. Tai Shani is one 4 Turner Prize 2019 nominees currently exhibiting at Turner Contemporary. She is also a tutor of Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art.


Practical info:
You don’t need to be an artist to attend this session. You don’t need to attend the whole day. There will be drinks (hot/cold) and light snacks.