Thursday, 12 March 2015

Housed: Chelsea Cookhouse, 7-10 April 2015

A four-day exhibition, and collaborative project involving Chelsea MA Fine Art, and Curating students.

Image courtesy of and Amy McDonnell
How far can you stretch the authorized set up of the museum/ institution? [1]
Art as a mirror and as a lamp. [2]
Housed: seeks to explore the interplay between the artist, the viewer and the location setting… the latter being a ‘display space’ within an art school context. Who are we? Who are they? And what role does the environment holding the exhibition play in this relationship? The collaboration (Chelsea MAFA & MACC students) will provide both groups an opportunity to address the Meta Artist/ Curator position.
Housed: seeks to reveal what remains dormant and under-exposed within us in response to the traditional and institutional framing of the socio-political artistic practice. The premise of this exhibition proposes a chain of perspectives that challenge the ‘occupancy’ inside the regimented frameworks that artists continually try to support, intervene and critically address.
[1] Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator at the Mori Art Museum (MAM), Toyko, Japan.
[2] James Lingwood, Co-Director of Artangel, UK.

Chelsea Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Art, 16 John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU
7 - 10 April 2015: Open daily, Tuesday 7th, 11am – 6pm, Wednesday 12pm – 6pm, Thursday 9th 11am – 6pm, Friday 10th, 10am – 2pm.
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This postgraduate exhibition and collaboration is kindly been supported by the Postgraduate Students Communities Fund, UAL