Fruits of the Lûm

25 Mar 2016 – 10 Apr 2016

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Saturdays 12-4 or by appointment

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Merseyside, United Kingdom


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A series of public-realm commissions in the form of custom-made lightboxes will be displayed around Liverpool, launched in tandem with an exhibition at CBS gallery, showing the work of five international emerging artists, Mike Aitken, Adam Ferriss, Holly Hendry, Jake Laffoley and Chloë Manasseh.


CBS gallery presents, Fruits of the Lûm, the first exhibition by Liverpool-based curatorial duo, Tžužjj.

Featuring new work by Mike Aitken, Adam Ferriss, Holly Hendry, Jake Laffoley and Chloë Manasseh.

Fruits of the Lûm looks at ideas of commerciality within contemporary art and how commerce might necessitate certain changes to an artist’s process of making. The title of this project is a playful reference to popular branding whilst also nodding to the French word for 'light' and cinematic pioneers, the Lumiére brothers. It was their invention of the film projector that allowed them to fulfill their desire to share with the world. These sentiments are echoed by Tžužjj through a desire to bring exciting artists into public consciousness. This exhibition and its accompanying public realm lightbox project are programmed as a gentle introduction to future intentions of Tžužjj. 

Tžužjj is a curatorial project between Louis Palliser-Ames and James Harper. A playful re-working of the word ‘joosh’- a word with a myriad of spellings- tžužjj is an act of small movement or change; to improve something. The spelling of the name is intentionally convoluted, an antithesis to the idea that to ‘zhuzh’ something necessitates only a light hand. The project is focussed on sustaining relationships with emerging artists through research.

Locations of the five lightboxes will be revealed at the Private View on Friday 25th March. 

Fruits of the Lûm will be accompanied by Crit-a-Öke on 09/04/16 at Bluecoat, Liverpool, an event exploring critical writing and theatricality. Details available at tzuzjj.com


James Harper

Louis Palliser-Ames

Exhibiting artists

Mike Aitken

Chloe Manasseh

Jake Laffoley

Adam Ferriss

Holly Hendry


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