Hand of Man Exhibition | Artist and Curator Talk
22 June | Backwater Artist Studios – Attic Studios | 6pm – 7:30pm
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A conversation with the curator Stella Kramer and a selection of the artist from the exhibition about the theme of the exhibition and how it’s reflected in their work.
The act or action of altering something, or a course of events, whether with the intention to or not. Processes constantly interrupt, continue and alter other processes. It happens in many ways and contexts, whether intentional or not, with positive or negative effects. Artists capture the act or action of intervention, or where this has happened. The interference of humans in nature, however small, the landscape has been affected. Or men influencing women’s lives, rights and safety. Artists manipulate their materials with a purpose, allowing the mediums to interact and behave in the way the artists desire. The retelling of narratives and reconstruction of what we think is true. Hand of Man showcases different interpretations and ways of intervening and manipulating through the eyes of the artists and brings them together.
Themes to explore in the talk:
How was the theme for the exhibition chosen?
Do you as artists agree that your work fits the theme, how do you see intervention and manipulation reflected in your work?
What initially interested me about the words intervention and manipulation is that depending on the context the meaning slightly changes. Intervention is seen as positive, while manipulation is seen as negative. Do you give your own spin on the words and how you interpret them in relation to your artistic practice?
Was this a group of artists you expected? How did it work together? Do you feel your work fits in?