Hailweed brings together artists, writers and collective agencies to investigate notions of dependency and parasitic potential within oppressive infrastructures whether legal, emotional, financial or biopolitical. The exhibition space will become a host for this set of wild (eco)systems; rethinking the use and abuse value of artistic exchange relationships in terms of sovereignty, identity, care and self-interest.
Looking at new methodologies and modes of operation within dominant structures, Hailweed invites multiple projects to create a space of overlapping, competitive and osmotic participants. At the heart of Hailweed is an investigation into the power dynamics and interest representations at play within different artistic relationships between both artists and institutions.
Hailweed stands as an offer of possibility and marks the launch of Auto Italia’s new project space on Bonner Road with a collective imagining of formats for the future usage of artistic space.