OTHER ART NETWORK
05 July – 30 August 2019
…this exhibition is now closed …
This year, the Other-Space has re-opened to offer ‘74 Years’ an exhibition bringing together works from ten contemporary artists working in a variety of media. Expect film, sculpture, installation, poetry and performance.
Positioned abruptly in what the OA.N describes as a moment of cognitive short-termism, 74 Years continues the OA.N’s interest in the passage of time. The title is a reference to the Trinity Test on the 16th of July 1945, a moment that the Geological Society later coined as; the start of the era in which mankind has had a significant impact on the geology of the earth, or, the Anthropocene.
The steady normalisation of states of disaster across the world is a powerful demonstration of the human capacity to avert the mind from impending catastrophe. 74 Years aims to confront this cognitive short-termism and engage with our present epoch by presenting carefully curated art works in a setting where you are invited to consider the events of the last 74 years and their impact on the systems of the Earth.
Grace Adam, Greig Burgoyne, Jessica Ostrowicz, Tom Plumptre, Colin Priest, Fearghus Raftery, Kristina Kokov, Katherine Scott, Matthew Turner, Owen Vince.