An international exchange exhibition featuring selected artists from Studio 44 (Stockholm, SE) & neo: artists (Greater Manchester, UK).
Alyson J Barton, Sandra Bouguerch, Mariana Ekner, Louise Garman, Emma Göransson, Christina Göthesson, Bethan Hamilton, Maggie Hargreaves, Suzanne Harulow, Susanne Högdahl Holm, Geraldine Hudson, Thaleia Kavvada, Brian Neish, Helena Norell, Sebastian Nordbeck, Angela O'Mara, Steph Shipley, Jason Simpson, Nina Wedberg Thulin & Denis Whiteside.
What does it mean to live in a post-industrial northern city in this time, where perhaps, through the stream of social media, we are psychologically more informed than ever before... but, are we more aware?
What is our relationship to our living and working environment?
Are we merely observers or participants? The alienation that Karl Marx spoke of when relating to the modernisation of working life, is this behind us? Could it be said that we are living in a post-alienated sense?
Two groups of artists from artist run spaces, from Greater Manchester (UK) and Stockholm (SE), have over the past 14 months been engaged in various forms of dialogue, collaboration and parallel directions in research. Considering how as artists and European citizens, we interact with our physical environment and the effect this has on the larger world, physically and metaphysically, especially after this past tumultuous year in politics.
Corduroy, a project in two parts, will reveal how artists from both countries attempt to grapple with these ideas employing a diverse range of processes, techniques and materials. Considering our past, present and future through historic art practices such as oil painting, drawing, printmaking and embroidery to modern day video, digital photography, spoken word poetry and found art objects. The first exhibition in Stockholm will showcase artworks, works in progress, products of this ongoing dialogue, alongside sketchbooks and digital documentation as the project continues to develop into a final group show in Manchester, in September 2018.
'Corduroy Part 1 - Are we in progress?' will be open to public viewing at two separate gallery locations in Stockholm - Studio 44 and ABF Stockholm.
Friday 10th November at 17-22
Tjärhovsgatan 44, Stockholm,
Opening hours: Wednesday - Friday 12-18, Saturday - Sunday 12-16.
Vernissage + Artist Talks & Performances
Saturday 11th November at 15-20
Artist talks & performances from 16:00
Sveavägen 41, Stockholm
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 08-20, Friday 08-17.