The Koppel Project Hive is pleased to present an exhibition highlighting the controversial irony in our society in which certain individuals are privileged over others, where we are forced into overdrive in order to survive financial precarity at the expense of self-care and looking after our peers.
The overwhelming pressure to achieve as individuals, maximized through technological advancements and the need to be constantly ‘switched on’, has led to a rise in neurological disorders such as ‘burn out’, anxiety and depression. As a result, the individual of Late Capitalism is left exhausted. With the rise of authoritarian politics, our increasingly individualistic society has brought us to a stand-still and an inability to collectively organize.
Through sculpture, drawing, video, and performance, All About You posit collective therapy as a counter to increased individualism and the consequential feelings of alienation prevalent in today’s neo-liberal economy. The exhibition oscillates between the individual ‘you’ and the collective ‘you’, which the English language does not differentiate. It both implicates the viewer as a participant within the neo-liberal system, but also offers a potential mode of resistance through collective healing and shared bodily experience.
The works on view vary in subject matter tackling issues as broad as global capitalism and austerity to mental health, sexuality, and gender politics. Referencing a feminist line of thinking in which the personal is political, the works ultimately return to the body and are linked through sensory interventions. Participating artists include Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Julia Kouneski, Michelle Williams Gamaker, Olivia Hernaïz, and Ruth Waters.
Alongside this exhibition, The Koppel Project Hive will host a series of live performances as well as an artist-led workshop by Julia Kouneski and Michelle Williams Gamaker.