9 January - 'EXHIBITION' & Tim Etchells 'The Play' curated by Circa Projects at Workplace Gateshead
EXHIBITION 9 January - 21 February 2015 Workplace Gallery, 19-21 West Street, Gateshead
Friday 9 January, 5pm 'It's moving from I to It: The Play' by Tim Etchells Booking Essential - Tickets Here
Friday 9 January, 6pm EXHIBITION Preview
Saturday 7 February, 11am 'Fluid Medium' by Susie Green
EXHIBITION is a group show curated by CIRCA Projects at Workplace Gallery, Gateshead.
Featuring works by Ian Breakwell & Mike Leggett, Matthew Crawley, Henry Coombes, Tim Etchells, Keith Farquhar, Josephine Flynn, Susie Green and Cara Tolmie.
CIRCA Projects present the group exhibition... 'EXHIBITION'... a response to Tim Etchells' ideas reflecting upon the position and nature of a host (an institution) and its relationship with invited guests (which could include artists and the audience, amongst others).
'It's moving from I to It - The Play' by Etchells will take place on the 9th January at 5pm, before the preview of EXHIBITION which will begin at 6pm.
EXHIBITION carries an attitude which is interested in the conventions of the gallery situation, the infrastructures within the field of art - attitudes and codes which exist therein. In this sense each artist also shows self-awareness in their artwork and uses humour not only to satirise individuals and groups of people they work with, but their own implicit role within this schema, as an artist. Within each artist's self-conscious position there is a further interest in the archetype - using humour and often pathos.
The exhibition will be held in Workplace Gallery, Gateshead - a commercial gallery run by two artists Paul Moss and Miles Thurlow. CIRCA are interested in the standpoint of Workplace where two artists have intercepted the normal hierarchy of art collector/art dealer/artist.
The departure point for EXHIBITION is 'It's moving from I to It - The Play' - a new performance for two actors, written and directed by Tim Etchells and commissioned by Form Content, London. This is a touring play and performances have taken place at: Eastside Projects, Birmingham, Spike Island, Bristol, Tate Modern and David Roberts Art Foundation, London.
CIRCA Projects is a non-profit curatorial organisation active since 2009, who produce contemporary art exhibitions for audiences in the north east of England. We work across different sites and with different partners, to produce projects which cannot be repeated again. We focus upon lens and time based artworks in relation to site and we work with artists who wish to test and push exhibitions at this intersection.
This might be through an exhibition at the centre of a transforming regeneration site (Space Release), a sound poetry concert in Newcastle's oldest social club (GIG) or a constructed pavilion/ghost house bringing digital avatars into corporeal experience (Benedict Drew: The Persuaders).
Through taking into account the people, places and histories that combine to produce different contexts for art, we aim to stimulate new ways of thinking about how contemporary art is made and shown. This approach in turn produces new audiences for contemporary art and new possibilities for what an art exhibition might be.
Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists.
Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.