Restock, Rethink, Reflect

Ongoing Project

Restock, Rethink, Reflect is an ongoing series of initiatives for, and about, artists who are engaging with issues of identity politics and cultural diversity in innovative and radical ways, and which aims to map and mark the impact of art to these debates, whilst supporting future generations of artists through specialized professional development, resources, events and publications.

As Live Art is an interdisciplinary and ephemeral area of practice, there are many challenges to its documentation, archiving and contextualization, which can lead to the exclusion of significant artists and approaches from wider cultural discourses and art histories. This is particularly the case for culturally diverse artists, whose experiences and practices are often sidelined within UK's cultural histories.

Restock, Rethink, Reflect sets out to address these challenges by marking the critical historical contributions of artists, mapping dynamic current practices and looking to the future.

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Five: on Managing The Radical (2019-21)

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Four: on Live Art and privilege (2016-18)

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Three: on Live Art and feminism (2013-15)

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Two: on Live Art and disability (2009-12)

Restock, Rethink, Reflect One: on Live Art and race (2006-08)