This forms part of the New Material programme of events aimed at exploring what characterises life and art in the new material world. The exhibition, curated by London based artist Tyler Mallison, seeks to address the shift in the ‘material world’ from the Gen-X perspective of the mid 1980s; a time of pensive self-awareness and anxiety, to our current new material world; one of 21st century post-truth Trumpist politics and Brexit Britain.
New Material welcomes the International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation (IIIC), an initiative led by artists Goshka Macuga and Mira Calix (presented at Frieze London 2016 with Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle). The aim of the evening is to create a forum for active reconsideration of the existing order of society and engage in critical, productive discussion about what we as artists can do to effect change in these times.
The International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation was initially founded in 1926, with Albert Einstein as one of many prominent members, to act as an advisory body for the League of Nations, which aimed to promote intellectual exchange between international scientists, researchers, teachers, artists and other cultural figures. A fragmented Europe caught between two wars provided purpose for the idea of the Institute, which later disintegrated, as Europe seemed to find peace in its union.
In the face of new forms of fragmentation, computer hacking, migration and social conflict what better time to come together to discuss?
Guest Artists: Goshka Macuga, Mira Calix, others TBA
For more information, visit www.new-material.net
Supported by Arts Council England