A group exhibition exploring -
Experiments in the politics of destruction as a performative strategy, to violate intactness.
The act of destruction as artistic gesture, as an act that has been aestheticised.
Dematerialisation - The destruction and indeterminacy of objects, staging disintegration.
Work which evolves/devolves in time, which enacts a transformation or evokes transience and deterioration.
A process which involves an act of destruction, work that is purposefully damaged in some way.
Instability of the work and/or material instability
Destructive art as inherently political, anti-capitalist and anti-consumerist.
Breaking as an empowering act, as a gesture of protest. Destruction as an act of negation.
Work which resists totality and wholeness, to subvert the idea of order as a positive.
How an attitude to breaking and destruction may be a gendered construct, exploring aggressive impulses.
What are the aesthetic and conceptual impacts of destruction?
A disruption to the conventions of an ideal of beauty and an exploration of the aesthetics of disgust.
Exhibiting Artists - Beth Barlow, Peter Brandt, Gareth Bunting, Sarah Gillham, Jeremy Gluck/Northwoods/Benesek Monk