Coming up for air - Campbell Works at AirSpace
COMING UP FOR AIR
Exhibition : September 12th - October 18th 2014
PV :September 12th 6pm-9pm
Coming Up For Air re-examines what constitutes an ‘artwork’ and peruses the idea that an artwork is ‘the final manifestation of a multitude of elements drawn together from external sources and re-formatted into new and unexpected configurations’, enabling alternative understandings to be drawn from the original elements.
With this in mind Neil Taylor & Harriet Murray of Campbell Works propose to create an installation from the source material at 4 Broad Street, the locality and the inhabitants of a building, that’s previous incarnations have included a former women’s refuge, a bank and a gas fitting emporium. Following a period of forensic examination of the physical matter found abandoned in rooms, corridors and staircases, the exhibition will evolve from dialogue with the studio artists who work at airspace, the directors and board members, alongside repurposed items and works made in response to the ‘survey’ of the structure.
Acting as a ‘time slice’ through the past curatorial programme and studio practices at Airspace, Coming Up For Air aims to celebrate the commitment and dedication of the people, both past and present that have made Airspace a nationally respected organization, while also pointing towards future challenges, possibilities and its longer term sustainability.
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AirSpace Gallery is a collaborative, artist led project in Stoke-on-Trent, providing professional development opportunities, studio and exhibiting space and support for artists.Through a dynamic and evolving programme of exhibitions, events and activities AirSpace Gallery brings critical, high quality contemporary art to the region and provides opportunities for a broad range of artists.