Exhibition

there’s something in the conversation that is more interesting than the finality of (a title)

28 Mar 2018 – 5 May 2018

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
12:00 – 18:00
Thursday
12:00 – 18:00
Friday
12:00 – 18:00
Saturday
12:00 – 18:00
Sunday
12:00 – 18:00

The Showroom

London, United Kingdom

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  • Numerous buses from central London stop on the Edgware Road within a few minutes walk of the space, including the 6, 16, 98, 332 and 414.
  • The Showroom is a short walk from Edgware Road underground station, which is served by the Hammersmith and City, Circle and Bakerloo lines.
  • Edgware Road Tube for Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines

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There’s something in the conversation that is more interesting than the finality of (a title) is an exhibition of new work by artists Adam Farah, Onyeka Igwe, Jamila Johnson-Small, Jade Montserrat, Ima-Abasi Okon, Raju Rage, Daniella Valz Gen and Alberta Whittle.

About

The exhibition has grown out of a year-long exchange between the eight artists selected to participate in the artist associates programme Holding Space, which convened at The Showroom during 2017. Taking the conversation beyond this framework into the space of an exhibition, there’s something in the conversation that is more interesting than the finality of (a title) seeks to articulate and embody some of the common areas of concern emerging from the artists’ shared dialogues and individual processes of research. Integral to this is a continuing reflection on how artists and institutions relate to one another. 

In the exhibition these concerns play out through a meeting of critical practices, ranging from the material to the performative, and through interventions into the hosting organisation that question and negotiate institutional routines and behaviours. Beyond the resounding dialogues between the works, the exhibition is choreographed through sound, lighting, a floor work and scent to create intersection points between shared infrastructures. 

Holding Space was initiated in the framework of Object Positions, a series of conversations, workshops, research and events led by curatorial fellow Teresa Cisneros. These explored the legacies of colonialism, processes of decolonisation, cultural equity and questions of care, whilst considering how intersectional thinking and practices can potentially create more equitable sites of practice.

The exhibition is supported by an Arts Council England Change Makers grant.

Exhibiting artists

Ima-Abasi Okon

Jade Montserrat

Jamila Johnson-Small

Raju Rage

Onyeka Igwe

Alberta Whittle

Adam Farah

daniella valz gen

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