Harry Weeks is a Teaching Fellow in History of Art, whose research interests include: participation, collaboration and social engagement in contemporary art; the politics of contemporary art; twentieth-century art history; theories of community; Eastern European contemporary art. He completed his doctoral thesis in 2014. His thesis is entitled ‘A Unique Epochal Knot: Negotiations of Community in Contemporary Art’ and examines the ways in which contemporary art has contributed to a rethinking of the concept of community since 1989.
His recent research outputs include: ‘Ethics in Public’ in Interactive Contemporary Art: Participation in Practice, published by IB Tauris in 2014 and edited by Kathryn Brown; ‘Capital, Control, Community’ for the book To The Reader, edited by Benjamin Fallon and published by BAK in late 2013; ‘Atemporal Community’ for the ‘You are Just in the Middle of the Beginning’ curatorial project, led by Benjamin Fallon, delivered as part of CuratorLab, Stockholm in 2013; ‘In the Midst of a Thriving Community’ for Kernel Panic Control, published in 2012; ‘Re-cognizing the Post-Soviet Condition: The Documentary Turn in Contemporary Art in the Baltic States’, published in Studies in Eastern European Cinema in 2010.
‘Contemporary Art: Theories and Methods’ (3rd year/Junior Honours - Co-taught with Victoria Horne)
‘From Performance to Participation: Art since 1960’ (4th year/Senior Honours - Co-taught with Victoria Horne)
‘The Aesthetics and Politics of Contemporary Art’ (4th year/Senior Honours)