Vyner Street Gallery
01 May - 08 May
Non-Static Depiction addresses the concept of folklore as well as traditional craft and design in the work of contemporary artists. Inspired by local traditions from the Turkish region of Sivas, the project encourages the exploration of local craft and design practices within a contemporary framework. The title of this project is taken from the Joseph Kosuth essay “The Artist as Anthropologist”, in which Kosuth describes how an artist, as opposed to a disengaged scientist/anthropologist, has the ability to be immersed in a researched culture and affect it. Artistic activity, as praxis, does not function as a detached overview of culture but a socially mediating and engaged activity. Using this as a starting point, the two exhibiting artists have conducted research-orientated projects in the Turkish region of Sivas, seeking to create new artworks in response to the local culture and traditions of the region.
Artists: Alicja Dobrucka and Juhani Tuominen.
The Non-static Depiction exhibition is curated by Katarzyna Sobucka.
The project is produced in partnership with Merja Brinon from The Artists’ Association of Lapland (Rovaniemi), and it’s part of the TANDEM Turkey-European Union Cultural Managers Exchange Programme.
The project gratefully acknowledge the support of the Arts Council England and the Frame Foundation.
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