AboutAN exhibition from the TRACE gallery archive showcasing work from the past five years is being held at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC).
The TRACES Exhibition is being launched with a Private View this Friday 23 February and runs until Wednesday 21 March at UWIC's Cardiff School of Art & Design's Howard Gardens Gallery.
It is part of Cardiff Art in Time, an international programme of live performances and lectures and brings together a selection of 'traces' from live work and installation which has been featured between 2000 and 2006.
The exhibition represents the work of some of the worlds most distinguished experimental artists. As such it is an overview that includes the work of influential artists who came to prominence in the 1960s and who remain active today. This influence can be felt in the work and documentation of subsequent practitioners represented and the emergence of a young
generation of performance artists.
This selection from TRACE is appropriately placed within UWIC's Cardiff School of Art & Design, home to the SHIFTwork research group and Cardiff Art In Time.
The exhibition consists of reconstituted elements from live performance or action based processes - objects, detritus, manipulated materials, documents, photographs, texts, drawings and sculptural or ersatz ethnographic displays.
This seemingly left-over or discarded matter is offered up for contemplation and reflection in relation to contemporary artists' exploration and research. In combining these elements one becomes aware of a certain unity of practice and an historical archive centred on process, events and experiences.
This proposes a selection of 'traces' that embody a fragile quality where the object itself is imbued with the performance that created it.