GLuton Intolerance: Artists Talk & Meal

Image Credit: Dominic of Luton

Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix

Wednesday 31 May 2017
Booking essential

Talk: 5.30pm, free
Meal: 7pm, £4 (booking essential via Exeter Phoenix 01392 667080)

Spacex in partnership with Exeter Phoenix are pleased to present a unique artists event as part of our public, contemporary art programming.

Join artists Dominic from Luton (AKA Dominic Allan) and Jasleen Kaur as they collaborate in an extraordinary event that subverts the very notion of the artist’s talk. The status of ‘the artist’ will be knocked down and rebuilt as they consider gender, race, class, identity and the relationship between viewer and artist.

The themes of their talk will be further tested and explored in a more intimate participatory event after the talk, in which audience and artists will prepare and share food. Participants will utilise a special edition of 25 bowls, which have been collected by the artists in connection with the concurrent Makers of the Multiverse (by artists Juneau Projects) that explores the nature of the multiple as artwork.

Dominic From Luton (born Dominic Thomas Allan, Luton, 1977) graduated from Chelsea College of Art in 1999 and is now based in London. His work, often concerned with what it is to come from his home town, ranges from sculpture to photography and performance utilising such things as wheelchairs, fried chicken boxes and taxidermed rats.

In 2016 he curated a series of talks, exhibitions and events in Luton under the umbrella of Sunridge Avenue Projects. Other recent projects include, Stupid White Men, J Hammond Projects, London, New Order: British Art Today, Saatchi Gallery, London, and Call Mum, a LOWCS International commission for Cardiff Contemporary at Cardiff Castle. He also has works in the Saatchi Collection.

Jasleen Kaur is a Scottish Indian artist based in London. Brought up in a traditional Sikh household in Glasgow, her work is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within materials and objects. Refashioned objects are often based on instinct and resourcefulness, reflecting a hybridity of national custom and reconsidering the realities of materiality, usage and everyday routine.

Recent commissions include the Victoria & Albert Museum, Goethe Institute, Baltic 39 Figure Three and Art on the Underground. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Royal College of Art and Crafts Council.

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