Incidents Above a Bar is a series of exhibitions developed by a group of artists in relation to practices and theories of painting today.
A number of artists were invited to expand and challenge their practice by taking on the role of curator, therefore becoming, for the duration of the project, artist/curators. These artist/curators are brought together in pairs in order to generate a conversation regarding what and who they can formulate into an exhibition.
The series of curated exhibitions will be followed by a group exhibition by the artist/curators themselves.
The project aims to generate conversations between artists regarding their particular practices and further implications of these practices. Putting these artists into artist/curator pairs invites them to reconsider the choices they make regarding their own practices. This pairing also sets up and consolidates connections between artists. The pairing is a pragmatic strategy, a way for artists to discuss exhibitions from a curatorial viewpoint.
The purpose of Incidents Above a Bar is to look into the depths of thought and practice. The participating artists range from emerging to firmly established and the method and structure of the project: the pairing up into artist/curators, the expanded timeframe across eight exhibitions, the process in other words will contribute to the artists practices and the viewers understanding of what an art practice might mean today
HEAD – Incidents Above a Bar (part 4)
Opening Tuesday 21 October, 6 to 8pm. Exhibition runs until 9 November.
134 Lygon Street
East Brunswick VIC 3057