In Paradisum: A visual arts reflection on Paradise.
Private View: Tuesday 18 September, 6 - 8pm
This exhibition compliments the London Requiem on The Space, a brand new classical composition, by Benjamin Till, written in tribute to those who rest in the capital’s cemeteries and graveyards.
The premiere of The London Requiem will be streamed live on The Space, the new digital arts service developed by the Arts Council in partnership with the BBC.
The works were selected by a panel compromised of curator Philippa Edwards, UEL Fine Art graduate; Oliver Carruthers, Rich Mix's Head of Programming; Rhiannon Wilkins, Rich Mix's Programme Coordinator; Composer Benjamin Till; and Diversity Art Forum's Pauline de Souza and Stella Norris.
Artists include Fine art Photographer Liz Rideal with her composition Disappearing Act: Marthe Callet (née Bailleul) 1896-1993, a documentary work recording her grandmother aging; German artist Ina Wudtke with her celebratory Parade for Carl Crack featuring decorated umbrellas calling to mind the Jazz funerals of New Orleans; and performance/installation/body adornment artist and writer Rosanna Raymond who presents new work. Her digital print Passport to Pulotu challenges the old-fashioned Western world’s impression of Polynesia being ‘Paradise’, with her modern interpretation of traditional beliefs.
Artists represented in this exhibition are Bob Aldous and Narayani L. Guibarra, Judi Breen, Johnny Doe, Mairi Fraser Bugg, Anwyl Cooper-Willis, Kasia Depta-Garapich, Laura Iosifescu, Maria M. Kheirkhah, Valentina Lari, Vicky McLennon, Melanie Menard, Rosanna Raymond, Liz Rideal, Ina Wudtke and Paul Zaba.
The group of artists responded to the phrase, In Paradisum, through a range of media including installation, sound, painting and lens-based works. Drawing on a wealth of cultural backgrounds - spiritual and worldly - they probe what Paradise means in our modern world.
Part of The Space Project
The Space: a new free digital arts service developed by Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC that could help to transform the way people connect with, and experience, arts and culture. http://thespace.org/