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TRADING PLACES 1.0
PRIVATE VIEW: 3rd DEC 15 18:00-21:00
ALL WELCOME
Exhibition Open:
4th -6th DEC 15
11:00-16:00
(appointment available on request)
Open Crit/ Roundtable discussion: 5th Dec 15 13:00-14:30

As part of 12ø Collective’s A/W 2015 Residency, artist Joshua Parker will be curating an exhibition from entries from an open submission to explore possibilities of how emerging art practices could survive continuous austerity measures while maintaining critical reflection of the contemporary.
Trading Places will work as a projection of an impending landscape, when art follows business models, corporate strategies or corporate aesthetics to sustain and fund art practices, as this could soon to become the only feasible way progress in an austerity lead environment.

Selected Artists:
Tom Camm – http://www.thomascamm.com/
Rachael Davies – www.rachaeldavies.co.uk
Hannah Dickinson – http://www.hannahdickinson.com/
Sarah-Joy Ford – http://sarahjoyford.com/
Sid and Jim – www.sidandjim.com
Hannah Taylor – http://cargocollective.com/hannah-taylor
Charles Verni – http://www.charlesverni.com/
Dickie Webb – http://www.dickiewebb.com/
Alice Woods – http://www.alicewoods.co.uk/

12ø Collective – http://www.12ocollective.com/

Open round table, critic, discussion with some of the featuring artists on Saturday 5th Dec 15 13:00 – 14:30, all welcome to join in, (refreshments served)

Adress:
12 Orpen Walk
Stoke Newington
London
N16 8HG

*we do apologise but wheelchair accessible isn’t possible for this location although we will do our best to make the exhibition accessible through other means.

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Today I arrived at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop where I will be artist in residence for the next three months.  It’s exciting times with this residency fitting in-between the Into the Wild residency at the Chisenhale Art Place.  After working handout overseas to fund this six month period of research of making it has finally arrived.  So far so good and I can only say the next few months should prove fruitful with a new body of work in the making.

I will have time to update this blog which for the last year has not been given much attention.  For those that are also interested in what is offered here at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop please follow the link as its an amazing facility.

http://www.edinburghsculpture.org

 

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I have been pretty quiet on the updates over the past few months however I recently flew back from New Zealand to attend the Into The Wild Professional Development Residency at Chisenhale Art Place.

First day was last Monday and it continues for the next seven Mondays before reconvening for a three month residency period in March.

I definitely excited and motivated about this opportunity even more so after the first day.  Meeting the organisers, mentors, curators and fellow artists its jut what I need I feel right now.  Balancing my work overseas in the Snowsports industry means that I sometimes require this immersion back in the art world to get my feet going again.

It will be interesting to see what transpires from this series of events and the collaborations that evolve.  I am sure there will be some exhibitions and happenings that will develop my own understanding and art practice.

Watch this space.

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“Constructed culture sounds like conculture” at Ellis King, Dublin

February 26~2015

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“Constructed culture sounds like conculture” explores the practice of five international artists, their individual approaches to storytelling, formally and conceptually and how the artworks they produce suggest a narratative world with its own set of rules, a constructed environment. When using the term “constructed”, one is prompted to think of a conculture or fictional culture. Constructed Culture is not synonymous with what social anthropologists define as a cultural construction; a shared understanding of some aspect of the world that exists because the people of a specific culture acknowledge and understand that thing to exist. Constructed culture sounds like conculture examines the work of five practices using various techniques to illustrate their individual, constructed worlds, which emerge out of their subjective and uncondensed experience. These experiences range from political investigations into a cultural dream, formal breakdowns of architectural elements, romantic journeys into the tropical and wild, to interests in social codes and re-writing the codes of a rollercoaster landscape.

Darren Bader, Mia Marfurt, Adrien Missika, Lydia Ourahmane and Tabor Robak all integrate popular images in their works, in which glimpses of daily life and banal social observations help building narratives where traveling to exotic destinations, computer gaming, formalism, art history and mystic afterlives become the doors to an alternate existence. Such “pop” images are tightly edited in order to shape the story intended to tell, and influence its interpretation, and often propagate notions of home, identity or (be)longing.

Curated by Samuel Leuenberger.

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at Ellis King, Dublin

until 14 March 2015

– See more at: http://moussemagazine.it/constructed-culture-ellis-king/#sthash.spkDr0JG.dpuf

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Elín Hansdóttir
SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e.V.

Auguststraße 69
D-10117 Berlin

15. 3.– 25. 5. 15
Exhibition / 1+2
Opening: Saturday, 14.3.15, 17–22 h

For SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF Elín Hansdóttir produces a site-specific work, which uses the architecture of the former margarine factory as a starting point for a spatial and filmic installation.

Hansdóttir places the viewers in the spotlight of her cross-genre installations. Over the past years, her artistic practice has shifted from sculptural concepts to dynamic spatial arrangements, which incorporate sound and light, but also address the changes in the viewers’ perception through their own movements as essential elements. SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF is the first work by Hansdóttir in which the filmic experiment plays a key role. Employing acoustic and optical effects as well as architectural elements, her works explore the potentials and limitations of spatial experience.

SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF is funded by Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg. With additional support from the Icelandic Visual Arts Fund, the Icelandic Art Center, the Embassy of Iceland, and the Muggur Travel Grant.

Elín Hansdóttir, SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF, 2014, Working model, detail, Courtesy Elín Hansdóttir and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik

Re-post from This Is Tomorrow.

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The Hidden Passengers

‘From the press release’

Productivity and growth are the philosophical premises of the present day. Working processes are being optimized to increase efficiency, working hours are being deregulated until the distinction between work and leisure time disappears. Artistic work seems to follow other criteria, but in this field too professionalisation and self-optimisation are on the rise. But what would happen if ‘doing nothing’ or ‘inaction’ were to become a source of inspiration for a refusal to produce.

New Ways of Doing Nothing devotes itself to a form of artistic production that opposes activity, doing and manufacturing, and instead gives an affirmative slant to forms of doing nothing, of refraining or asceticism. Here, refraining from something not only leads to a critical moment but also a creative one. New Ways of Doing Nothing – the title derives from Swedish artist Karl Holmqvist – focuses on positions in contemporary art in which ‘doing nothing’ generates its own potential with respect to the requirements (and impositions) of a society that concentrates on activity and productivity: for example in Natalie Czech’s variation on a diary entry by the Russian avant-garde poet Daniil Charms, who in 1937 noted: “Today I Wrote Nothing. Doesn’t Matter.”

Artists: Robert Breer, Alejandro Cesarco, Etienne Chambaud, Natalie Czech, Oskar Dawicki, Edith Dekyndt, Mathias Delplanque, Heinrich Dunst, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Marina Faust, Claire Fontaine, Ryan Gander, Lasse Schmidt, Hansen, Julia Hohenwarter, Karl Holmqvist, Sofia Hultén, Jiri Kovanda, Rivane Neuenschwander, George Perec/Bernard Queysanne, Superflex, Mario Garcia, Torres a. o.

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