Spike Island

Extra CurricularArt and culture reading group


Thursday 14 March 2013, 6pm


Free for Spike Associates
Booking essential

Please contact us for a copy of the reading.

Event type

Extra Curricular

This art and cultural theory reading group meets monthly and new members are always welcome. For this special series of discussions during her exhibition Spring Rain, Becky Beasley has invited hosts to suggest texts that offer an opportunity to delve deeper into themes explored in the show. 

Bernard Malamud’s elegiac story ‘Spring Rain’ portrays the private feelings of an isolated family man about his life, his wife, and his inability to communicate with his daughter after a night walk with her boyfriend. It inspired the title of Beasley’s exhibition, and here the artist uses it to spur a conversation on spaciousness, night and minimalism.

Becky Beasley

Becky Beasley (1975) lives and works in St. Leonards-on-Sea. She graduated with an MFA from the Royal College of Art in 2002, and recent solo exhibitions include The Outside at Tate Britain (2012) and Francesca Minini Gallery, Milan (2011) and Setting at Laura Bartlett Gallery, London (2012). Group exhibitions include Je Suis Un Autre at Kunstverein Freiburg (2012), The Imaginary Museum at Kunstverein Munich (2012) and Apropos of the Kissing of the Hand: A Celebration of the Writer Robert Walser in Newcastle upon Tyne (2012).

Beasley is represented by Laura Bartlett Gallery in London and Francesca Minini in Milan.

Becky Beasley's website