Project Wunderkammer: On the Other Side
Exhibition runs: 24-28 November / 10-6pm
Drinks reception: Friday 26 November 2021 / 5-9pm
Project Wunderkammer is an international curatorial program of multiple satellite exhibitions across different countries. It displays the works of 44 Glasgow School of Art graduates.
Founded by Aeji Seo, the project is an independent effort by the group of new artists to create an ecology that preserves the movements, exchanges, and intertwining within the community.
Project Wunderkammer draws upon Fluxus as its foundation, where it has no single unified style and is fuelled by the youthful energy of artists bound together to create an action and a ripple across the vast surface of the world. Through these motions and gestures, the project hopes to ignite perpetual energy and excitement of art practice from one to another, be it artist or audience. Here, the process of making, communicating, and collaborating is as salient as the objects displayed.
Wunderkammer is another name for curiosity rooms presented in many Bourgeois homes during the Renaissance era. They are the beginning of curatorial practice, displaying personal structures and systems of the homeowner's interests. In this project, each exhibition is a Wunderkammer. Each has distinctive narratives and themes and are all digitally linked together by an online platform
Like an announcement through a dodgy train station speaker or a flirt's phone number marked onto a soggy scrap of paper, much of our everyday communications do not pan out or endure as intended. But these lapses shouldn’t be brushed off as void or inconsequential. Today we experience impermanence on a level which supersedes our general interactions. From shifting political scapes to the influx in freak natural disasters and global pandemics, it feels as though a mass state of flux is upon us.
Navigating this terrain is arduous. Communication and self-organisation feel even more so. In the ruptures where technologies and global infrastructures are unable to fulfil our demands, information tends to lag and images judder. Taking note of the pictorial and linguistic structures operating around us, many of the artists exhibiting in On the Other Side utilise the systematic errors of a medium to their advantage. Here ghost images, stand-in protagonists and empty landscapes take the stage as the artists’ own preoccupations begin to unfold.
Angus Macdonald, Benjamin Hall, Flora Robson, Gabriella Day Jackie Hoefnagels, Lisa Fabian, Luca Guarino, Nell Mitchell, Rosa Day and Viktoria Szaboova.
Curated by Aeji Seo and Antonio Parker-Rees.
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