Exhibition explores a multitude of modern crises

An international exhibition featuring works by over 40 artists will explore the theme of crisis – from the conflict in Syria to the global financial crash – to inform a greater awareness of the world’s socio-political climate.

An international exhibition featuring works by over 40 artists will explore the theme of crisis – from the conflict in Syria to the global financial crash – to inform a greater awareness of the world’s socio-political climate.

Krísis – the culmination of the three-year travelling project MOVE W I T H (OUT) – is curated by Something Human and will feature photography, visual art, live performance art, video, sculpture, and more to evoke diverse perspectives on the meaning of crisis.

“It feels that for years it has been impossible to avoid the term crisis,” said Krísis co-curator Alessandra Cianetti. “We’ve been talking about it increasingly since 2008 and it's something that's in our daily vocabulary now.

“So we were keen to talk about the idea of crisis as curators. Although art can't predict the future, it can give us a better awareness of the present and allow us to think about possible futures.

The exhibition – which takes place at the Bonington Gallery between 28 October and 9 December – includes a symposium, the live art project and a public workshop at Nottingham Contemporary.

Co-curator Annie Jael Kwan said: “Over the last few years, we have been traveling around Europe with our portable exhibition and performance project and it had allowed us to connect with artists and people in different city centres.

“It was an amazing experience and we heard so many stories of how cities are changing, why people leave or move – and of course, this all happened against a backdrop of escalating critical changes across Europe.

“We are privileged to work with the artists we have from all corners of the world – the US, UK, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Japan – all with their own reflections on trauma, the powerful creative engine of change, and art's role in remaking society and the future, which will be shared here in Nottingham.”

For more details visit the Bonington Gallery website and krisis.live.

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Exhibition explores a multitude of modern crises

Published on 26 October 2016
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