Objects are influential. They can inspire, transform, disgust, appall, anger or calm us. Often, where an object comes from, how it was made, for whom it was made, or how it was used, can tell us a lot about the ambitions, concerns and desires of a group of people.
Object Lessons Space was conceived as a contemporary response to the object lesson — a teaching tool that dates back to the nineteenth-century.
We are an art historical archive and platform that documents conversations with artists, writers, curators and other creative minds. All conversations begin with artworks or art objects that have been chosen by our interviewees. Through these features, we hope to evidence our continued relationship with the artworks and art objects that surround us.
On our site, you’ll find three main categories of articles:
Conversations with artists about the artworks, texts and objects that have inspired them throughout their practice.
Conversations with curators, researchers, conservators and archivists about a single artwork within their area of expertise.
Long form articles on art and art history.
Every month, we invite two friends to illustrate a banner and to curate a playlist for our monthly digest of articles. You can find previous month’s banners and playlists in our archive.
For now, we envision this as a primarily virtual space — one that hopefully reaches the screens of digital readers all around the world.
We do organise events occasionally, and more details can be found on our events page.
If you like what we do, please consider supporting our work with a small donation.
We are committed towards fostering an inclusive community by creating a platform that embraces all — regardless of geographical or physical constraints. However, we do acknowledge that we're still very much a work in progress. If you or you know of someone whose work should be featured on this platform, please drop us a note.
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