WEEK 1 / SUZANNE TRIESTER
fig-futures runs until Saturday 30th March
This Spring, KARST, in partnership with The Box, Plymouth, will present an energetic programme of four exhibitions, each lasting for only one week (5-30 March 2019). KARST is the final gallery to host fig-futures’ UK wide tour, where 16 shows have and will place across the UK in 16 weeks, following fig-2, where 50 exhibitions were staged in 50 weeks at the ICA, London, in 2015.
Suzanne Treister (b.1958 London, UK) studied at St Martin's School of Art, London (1978-1981) and Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (1981-1982). She is now based in London having lived in Australia, New York and Berlin. Initially recognized in the 1980s as a painter, she became a pioneer in the digital/new media/web based field from the beginning of the 1990s, making work about emerging technologies, developing fictional worlds and international collaborative organisations. Utilising various media, including video, the internet, interactive technologies, photography, drawing and watercolour, Treister has evolved a large body of work which engages with eccentric narratives and unconventional bodies of research to reveal structures that bind power, identity and knowledge. Often spanning several years, her projects comprise fantastic reinterpretations of given taxonomies and histories that examine the existence of covert, unseen forces at work in the world, whether corporate, military or paranormal. An ongoing focus of her work is the relationship between new technologies, society, alternative belief systems and the potential futures of humanity.
The final 2018-2019 fig-futures begins with drawings, paintings and videos by British artist Suzanne Treister, whose work speculates on the relationship between technology and alternative belief systems. For week two, Austrian sculptor and installation artist Eva Grubinger presents a 3D work that explores scale, context and the maritime as a metaphor. Paris-based Charlotte Moth will present architecture-inspired work in week three, including a new off-site installation in Plymouth’s iconic 1950s market building. In week four the programme will round off with Laura Eldret, whose work often involves audience participation, transforming KARST’s gallery into a space to socially engage visitors and community groups.
WEEK 1 / Suzanne Treister
5-9 March 2019
Private view + launch on Monday 4 March
Opening Event: fig-futures / Suzanne Treister
WEEK 2 / Eva Grubinger
12-16 March 2019
Private view + launch on Monday 11 March
Opening Event: fig-futures / Eva Grubinger
WEEK 3 / Charlotte Moth
19-23 March 2019
Private view + launch on Monday 18 March
Opening Event: fig-futures / Charlotte Moth
WEEK 4 / Laura Eldret
26-30 March 2019
Private view + launch on Monday 25 March
Opening Event: fig-futures / Laura Eldret