Fault Line - Art in the Age of
Curated by Sarah Elson
G. Roland Biermann, Louisa Chambers,
Gordon Cheung, Silke Dettmers, Julie Fagan, Dave Farnham,
Corinne Felgate, Paul Good, Catherine Hughes, Becky Hunt,
Mark Maxwell, Clare Mitten, Erin Newell, Mark Selby, Suzana
Tamamovic´, Gabriel Tejada, Laura White, Janey Xuereb
20 June —
18 July 2009
Private View: Friday 19th June 2009 6.30-9.30
The Bow Arts Trust,East London's highly
acclaimed and most active studio complex, is celebrating its
13th annual Open Exhibition this summer in the Nunnery Gallery.
The summer show is traditionally curated by a high profile
international guest curator in the past attracting celebrities
like Graham Norton, David Dimbleby and Loyd Grossman as well
as influential art critics and curators, such as JJ Charlesworth,
Andrew Hunt and Myriam Blundell.
This year, Sarah Elson, an American art
historian, curator and collector, has selected 18 artists
from the vast pool of over 150 resident Bow Arts based artists
to create Fault Line: Art in the Age of Anxiety.
"Military warfare, cultural warfare,
economic recession, global warming, and physical dislocation
are among an array of crises that this group of Bow Arts Trust
artists, when challenged, speak of as being of grave concern
to them." SE.
In a nutshell, it can be said that Fault
Line is not only very ‘now’; it is also very 'us'
and very 'here'.
The exhibition opens on Friday 19th June
and runs till 18th July 2009, open 1.00-5.00pm Thursday to
Exhibition catalogue available.
PDF catalogue on request.
Sarah Elson received her MPhil
in Art History from Columbia University in 1990. A collector
of contemporary art, she has had ten years’ experience
as an advisor to corporate and private collectors, helping
them build unique collections that have included site-specific
commissions. She also writes about contemporary art, and develops
curatorial projects and artist-led educational programs. She
serves on the board of Penland School of Craft, as well as
on several advisory committees, including the Princeton University
Art Museum and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
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