Exhibiting artists: Sam Derounian, Benedict Drew, Michael Dryden, Katrine Holmgren, Tess E. McKenzie, Jabulani Maseko, John Henry Newton, Hardeep Pandhal, Max Prus, Anna Reading, Harriet Rickard (Performance), Owen Thackeray, Yuyu Wang (Performance), Jack West.
(Un)doing. (Un)making. is an exhibition curated by Sam Derounian of sculpture, video, painting, and performance. It takes dramaturge and critic Bertolt Brecht’s concept of the ‘Verfremdungseffekt’ or alienation/estrangement effect as its starting point. This was a technique identified (as well as later employed) by Brecht that distanced and kept audiences critical and more objective in their reception of (his) dramatic work, through the tension in narratives between the real and constructed.
Artists have been selected for this exhibition on the basis that, like Brecht, their work contains the impetus to simultaneously construct as well as to critique the narratives they deploy – be they personal, political, cultural, or a combination of the above. The exhibition concept has been left intentionally open to an extent, as a means of maintaining a diversity and vibrancy of responses, as well as to encourage dialogue between participants.
****Please note this exhibition has variable opening times from Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm. The gallery will be closed on Friday 29th April and Monday 2nd May (Bank Holiday). Please email [email protected] to check gallery opening times on the day of your visit. Apologies for any inconvenience.****