John Reardon

John Reardon is resident artist in the Politics department at Goldsmiths College where he co-convenes an MA in Art & Politics. Reardon makes single and co-authored work, work under a shared name or title, as well as anonymous work. He founded the event and publishing platform ARTSCHOOL/UK in 2010 and began working with artist Hyemin Son on the Growing Manual project in 2012 and in 2013 this was shown in Seoul Museum of Art. He is co-editor of PROSPECTUS, 2013, a limited edition book on art, diverse forms of learning, institutions on the move and secondary networks that he launched at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair in January 2014. Other recent work includes a 6-day event in London titled Manual Labour: making & making-do / London during which a variety of experts occupied a window space in East, London to perform and demonstrate skills ranging from taxidermy to tatting; sword swallowing to spoon-carving. A related work titled Performing Matter was shown in the exhibition Test Run at Modern Art Oxford in May 2014. In July 2014 Reardon and Son created the performance Che-robic for Guemcheon Art Space, Seoul and in August, they made CycloGalxy for the roof of Amado Art Space, Seoul. In November 2014, they performed Ghost Tour / Treasure Hill as part of the Taiwan International Video Exhibition and took part in The Return of Ghosts exhibition at Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei which ran until the beginning of 2015. In February and March 2015 Reardon began work on a series of public events in London, a public work in Wales as well as a series of workshops with North Korean teenagers in Seoul on a large banner which will be installed on the external wall of Space Can in April 2015. Also in April they will install a collaborative work consisting of 9 large Flags in and around Nanji in Seoul and in May 2015 will launch a two-year project and workshop space in Haebang Chon, Seoul.

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