A Destructive Act

25 Sep 2021 – 23 Oct 2021

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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  • Shrewsbury Bus Station
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'A Destructive Act' presents work by artists exploring the politics of destruction.


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


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