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P21 Gallery

21 Chalton Street

London

NW1 1JD

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disPLACED



Dates:


Saturday 20th January – Saturday 10th February 2018



Private View:


6-8pm, Friday 19th January 2018



Venue:


P21 Gallery


21-27 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD, UK


+44 20 7121 6190


info@p21.org.uk



OPENING HOURS:


Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 12:00hr-18:00hr, Wednesday 12:00hr-20:00hr, Saturday 12:00hr-16:00hr



Curated by:


CARU | Contemporary Arts ReSearch Unit



Supported by:


P21 Gallery, Oxford Brookes University and Oxfordshire City Council




Exhibiting artists:


Alissar McCreary


Janice Howard


Robin James


Ray Hedger


Aldobranti


Katie Taylor


Alex Newton


Fiona Harvey


Anna Yearwood


Blanca Rodriguez Bentran


…as well as those who participated in the disPLACED workshops.



Contemporary Arts ReSearch Unit presents a group exhibition in the beautiful P21 gallery. The show includes a solo exhibition by Lebanese artist Alissar McCreary, which showcases her practice-based PhD research.



Upstairs on the ground floor, the exhibition brings together artists whose works evoke a wide range of responses to the title theme ‘disPLACED’. The works include photography, video, painting, prints, sculpture, as well as an accumulative installation of small figurines made by the public. Visitors are invited to create and add their own little person to the installation.



Downstairs, Alissar McCreary presents the culmination of her seven-year research into her experience of displacement as a Lebanese refugee. Her PhD, titled “Hybrid Residues/Memories: Utilising active participation within sculptural art practice as a direct form of communication to implicate experiences of war and displacement.”, explores the reciprocity between art, active participation, and traced memories of displacement. ‘The aim of my research is to examine what American philosopher and artist David Abram calls ‘sensorial empathy’. In my thesis I have appropriated the term and redefined it as the ‘silent sense’. I interpret this ‘silent sense’ as a kind of connection or ‘knowing’ that we intuitively recognise but cannot always articulate or express with language. I am interested in how and when sensorial empathy takes place, and how it might affect the viewer’s perception of the displacement which is happening every day to millions of people in the world.’



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Email | info@ca-ru.org


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