PLACE Relinking, Relating, Relaying
An Extended Exhibition by Art Language Location
at The Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge and elsewhere
25 January – 17 February 2018
In 2016 ALL Committee members Robert Good and Rebecca Ilett visited Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Bosnia Hercegovina (with thanks to a-n for sponsorship), to meet ALL artists overseas and to sow the seeds for a future cross-cultural, cross-border and multi-locational ALL exhibition. By coincidence, the visit took place in the very same week as the British referendum on Europe, and so our attempt at outreach, engagement and exchange now played out against an increasingly surreal political backdrop and a new mood of retrenchment, exclusion and difference.
Two years and many conversations later, and the result will be PLACE: Relinking, Relating, Relaying, a forthcoming exhibition in January 2018 that will explore ideas of locality, identity and displacement. In the current climate of uncertainty, we will bring important and timely new perspectives and discourses to Cambridge, showing how art can cross borders to create new narratives and new connections. The exhibition will include a programme of events and participatory activities around ideas of interconnectedness, exchange and conversation.
For PLACE: Relinking, Relating, Relaying, ALL has invited each of the artists that Robert and Rebecca met on their 2016 visit, along with other artists that we have met through the ALL project, to contribute a work that explores some aspect of locality within our globalised yet fractured network of contemporary culture and society.
Artists include: Adriana Torregrossa, Andreja Džakušič, Barbara Stefani, Carlo Andreasi, Dalibor Nikolic, Elisa Vladilo, Guillermo Giampietro, Jo Miller, Maja Rubinic, Nerma Cridge, Sara Lerota, Simon Macuh, Susi Gutiérrez, Veronique Chance.