Exhibition

THINGS

13 Oct 2018 – 20 Oct 2018

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Exhibition will be open 13-20 October
Sat 12-6pm, Wed-Fri 12-5pm

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London
England, United Kingdom

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THINGS is an exhibition and digital public art project where artists and writers create stories for objects. The objects are sited on eBay site for the duration of a standard auction as well as exhibited at 310 New Cross Road.

About

We hoard and surround ourselves with THINGS to remind us of our past and to establish who we are. It’s as if the objects have got a magic power to stop time, keeping our memories alive. But when we are no longer here, forget, or dispose of the object, the web of stories disappears. And the object moves on, via a charity shop or an auction house, gathering a new story for someone else…
Another reason for our obsession with things is the belief that they carry powers and meanings because of whom they belonged to, a collectable pen used by Churchill, for example, a notion that the auction houses have always encouraged and something that goes back to totemism and ancient beliefs.

THINGS is a digital public art project where artists and writers create stories for objects. The objects are sited on eBay site for the duration of a standard auction – 10 days, including their new ‘story’, a made up biography. During that time they are also displayed together in an exhibition at 310 New Cross Road from 13-20 October. 

Curated by Tamara Projects: http://tamaraprojects.org

Artists/Writers taking part:
Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
Beth Barlow
Alexa Jean Barrett
Jacqueline Butler
Chris Byrne
Angus Carlyle
Michelle Crowther
Ash van Dyck
Katie Goodwin
Sadie Hasler
Justin Hopper
Hazel Jones
Laura Keeble
Lizzy Le Quessne
Mark Leahy
Gavin MacGregor
Serenella Martufi
Amy McKenny
Simon Poulter
Lee Rourke
Clara S Rueprich
Joanna Schulte
Emily Tracy
Mare Tralla
Laura Trevail
Becky Walker
Heidi Wigmore

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Curators

Michaela Freeman

Exhibiting artists

Hazel Jones

Ash van Dyck

Lee Rourke

Joanna Schulte

Serenella Martufi

Mark Leahy

Laura Trevail

Jacqueline Butler

Emily Tracy

Beth Barlow

Justin Hopper

Lizzy Le Quessne

Julia Lee Barclay-Morton

Michelle Crowther

Mare Tralla

Clara S Rueprich

Becky Walker

Heidi Wigmore

Chris Byrne

Alexa Jean Barrett

Amy Mckenny

Angus Carlyle

Laura Keeble

Katie Goodwin

Sadie Hasler

Gavin MacGregor

Simon Poulter

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