San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Melissa Mean, Head of Arts at Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC), Bristol, talks about the work in Common Ground in relation to KWMC’s citizen-led housing project We can make … homes.
About the exhibition:
Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Common Ground (8 April to 18 June 2017)
The work of Andrea Luka Zimmerman explores the impact of globalisation, power structures, militarism and denied histories. Common Ground, Zimmerman’s first UK solo exhibition, celebrates strategies of social and cultural resistance and proposes new ways of living together in the face of a threatened idea of the ‘common good'.
About Melissa Mean:
Melissa Mean manages the Arts Programme at KWMC, which includes developing exhibitions, installations and artist residencies. Her work includes producing a wide range of digital, photographic and film projects, and exploring the role that the arts can play in business development, social action and regeneration.
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