Introducing ‘Housed:’ in the Cookhouse at Chelsea College of Arts, London

A four-day exhibition, and collaborative project involving MA Fine Art and Curating students.

From 7-10 April 2015, 12 artists and 5 curators come together for a week-long project to test the boundaries and relationship between the artist and curator in an established academic gallery space.

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How far can you stretch the authorized set up of the museum/ institution? [1]

Art as a mirror and as a lamp. [2]

Housed: seeks to explore the interplay between the artist, the viewer and the location setting… the latter being a ‘display space’ within an art school context. Who are we? Who are they? And what role does the environment holding the exhibition play in this relationship? The collaboration (Chelsea MAFA & MACC students) will provide both groups an opportunity to address the Meta Artist/ Curator position.

Housed: seeks to reveal what remains dormant and under-exposed within us in response to the traditional and institutional framing of the socio-political artistic practice. The premise of this exhibition proposes a chain of perspectives that challenge the ‘occupancy’ inside the regimented frameworks that artists continually try to support, intervene and critically address.

[1] Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator at the Mori Art Museum (MAM), Toyko, Japan.
[2] James Lingwood, Co-Director of Artangel, UK.

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