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Auto-Destruct: Artists in conversation

31 Aug 2019

Regular hours

Saturday
12:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Free

Cross Lane Projects

Kendal
England, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • 42, 42A
  • Kendal

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In a special finissage event for Auto-Destruct at Cross Lane Projects, we welcome two of the exhibition’s curators – Stacie McCormick and Pascal Rousson – whose work is included in the show, and who will be in conversation with fellow Auto-Destruct artist Lee Holden.

About

Auto-Destruct is a group show , in which contemporary artists respond to the love-hate relationship we have with the car... as a symbol of liberation and an environmental threat. A great opportunity to learn more about the work of  these artists as well as the ideas behind the exhibition.

The exhibition’s title Auto-Destruct is inspired by the work of Gustav Metzger (1926, Nuremberg – 2017, London). Metzger’s career was about alerting us to the risks in our deluded pursuit of technological progress, and of humans being eclipsed by their machine selves. Auto-destructive art was inherently political; also carrying anti-capitalist and anti-consumerist messages. The exhibition examines themes of our fascination and capacity to be seduced by world changing inventions and technologies that may or may not lead to improvements.

Curators

Cedric Christie

Stacie McCormick

Pascal Rousson

Exhibiting artists

Pascal Rousson

Lee Holden

Stacie McCormick

Taking part

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