We’ve Lost the Hearts and Minds
- Lewis Amar - Gordon Cheung - Henry Coleman - Gian Paolo
Cottino - Dan Griffiths - Antony Gross - Cyril Lepetit - Will
Hunt - George Kontos - Steve Klee - Goshka Macuga - Cristina
Mariani - Theo Michael - Redux Project - the hut project -
Theo Prodromidis – TemporaryContemporary - Alex Zika
- Jen Wu
View Fri 8 Dec, 7-9.30pm and after-party till late
Re: We’ve lost the hearts and minds...
In August 2006 when I was invited by the E: vent to put together
a show, I suggested to create something involving the artists
Scrapbook 5 (though few more artists have been invited since...)
at the time I didn’t think about the content and what
I wanted the show to be about etc...I’ve finally come
to work it out... for the exhibition to investigate the followings:
(it sounds theoretical but in fact I am hundred percent sure
it will look as non-linear as the Scrapbooks and as open ended.)
1. Contradictions and contradictory traditions of curated
shows by artists and group shows as a whole…
2. To be dealing with aesthetics understood as a category
of politics rather than politics!
3. To ask the question - in the climate where all the emphasis
and the energy in art are being expended on getting a presentable
surface - is it possible for art to operate successfully outside
of this arena?
4. To deal with the grammar of art rather than the medium
and finally posing the question can art be political (taking
political art out of the equation)?
Most of the artists invited to take part in ‘We’ve
lost the hearts and minds...’ address these issues.