Aboutfeaturing: SaBa, (h)edge kelektiv, Rich White, Simon Farid, Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Andrew Holmes, Jon Muir, Simon Webb, Fiona Long, Doyle & Mallinson...
AirSpace Gallery, Staffordshire University, and The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery invite you to...
Conjunction 12 "THE ART OF SURVIVAL"- is the third biennial contemporary art festival in Stoke-on-Trent. The festival involves exhibitions at Staffordshire University, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and AirSpace Gallery, as well as a number of site-responsive artworks in local pubs and the public realm. The Conjunction team have been very keen to ensure that the project has a reach and sustainability beyond the main month of the festival, and for that reason have looked at developing stronger relationships with a wider range of partners and co-producers, both within the commissions and outreach programme.
About this Year's Theme
In 2012 the biennial looks at ideas of survival within; the natural world, the economy, and the art world and will consider the role of conservation, recognition of resources and grass-roots activity in creating future sustainability. We will cover the ruthless Darwinian notion of âsurvival of the fittest' whilst also looking at the often subjective practice of museum collecting and archiving.
click here to download the programme guide