This exhibition brings together PhD researchers, alumni and staff from University of Westminster, showcasing works across photography and film, music, dance and performance art, sculpture and installation art, while also featuring a programme of workshops, talks and discussions.
Private view: 6-9pm, 21 March 2019 at Ambika P3, University of Westminster
PhD artist and researcher collective CREAM/CAMRI Caucus present Hyphen – An Exposition Between Art and Research at Ambika P3 from 22–27 March. This exhibition brings together PhD researchers, alumni and staff from University of Westminster, showcasing works across photography and film, music, dance and performance art, sculpture and installation art, while also featuring a programme of workshops, talks and discussions.
The hyphen traverses an in-between space, opens up connections, embodies relations, exceeds boundaries. The contributions to the exhibition all deal in some way with an activation of this liminal quality: they investigate the ways in which art can be research and research can be art; they question how knowledge exists in the body and is embodied in objects, images and sounds; they recognise art and research as practices that occur in expanded fields of being, sensing and knowing with others.
The works in the exhibition engage with matters of power, representation and surveillance in the archive or through photographs; investigate memory, mythology and storytelling through film and ceramics; interrogate consequences and reverberations of displacement, decolonisation and precarious or marginalised labour practices. The artwork is seen here as an activator: a material rendering of research which in its own mode of subsistence poses new questions, suggests new trajectories and combinations, eludes habitual modes of being and knowing.
The exhibition coincides with the launch of the new online journal Hyphen, an open access online journal focused on writing as an expanded and open-ended practice.
Hyphen – An Exposition Between Art and Research will be formally opened by Gregory Sporton, Head of Westminster School of Arts on Thursday 21 March 2019.
The private view is from 6-9pm and is free to attend, but please RSVP via our Eventbrite listing by 20 March 2019.
Participating artists: Iwona Abrams, Andreia Alves de Oliveira, Estéfani Bouza, Gilbert Calleja, George Clark, Sue Goldschmidt, Sunil Gupta, Eddy Hackett, Monika Jaeckel and Gabriela Guasti Rocha, Ana Janeiro, Reka Komoli, David Leahy, Trenton Lee, Barbara Matas Moris, Camille Melissa, Jini Rawlings, Arne Sjögren, Deniz Sözen, superconductr, Jol Thomson.
Hyphen – An Exposition Between Art and Research is accompanied by a series of lectures, artists talks, symposia, performances and audience interactions.