Exhibition

more of an avalanche

11 Feb 2018 – 15 Apr 2018

Event times

12-5pm daily

Cost of entry

Free

Wysing Arts Centre

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • 18 or 18A from City Centre to Bourn
  • BR Cambridge Station ( 8 miles)

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This group exhibition presents new work produced at Wysing in 2017, alongside existing and historical work, that considers what it means to have sensitivity in the current political climate.

About

more of an avalanche presents work produced, researched, shared or discussed at Wysing in 2017 when we developed our programme under the theme
Polyphonic (many voices). The exhibition considers what it takes for people in marginalised positions to speak out and the mechanisms that get used to stop them from doing so. Looking back at 2017, the exhibition aims to includes the ephemeral "work" produced at Wysing alongside traditional material forms. Photos, posters,
mixes, furniture and a collection of writing reference the informal discussions, DJ sets, meals, workshops, experiments and events that shaped the year. 

The exhibition takes the term "snowflake" as a starting point, a term used pejoratively by the political right to code dissent as whining, vulnerability as over-sensitivity and the right to protest as a willingness to take offence. Across Wysing's gallery and a screening room, works take sensitivity and fragility as a starting point and look for strength in numbers and strength in networks. Intended as an insult, the metaphor of a "snowflake" provides its own key for survival and defence. Bound together and in great enough numbers, snowflakes become something hard, strong and with their own energy.

Transport from London and Cambridge is available for the launch event here.

Curators

John Bloomfield

Exhibiting artists

Raju Rage

Carolyn Lazard

Juliet Jacques

Zinzi Minott

Harold Offeh

Liv Wynter

Women's Beat League

The Newsreel Collective

Isaac Julien

Isaac Julien

Helen Cammock

Jesse Darling

Maryam Monalisa Gharavi

ILKER CINAREL

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