REPAIR COLLECTIVE PRESENT ‘REPAIR REDUX’
REPAIR COLLECTIVE PRESENTS ‘REPAIR REDUX’
50 Celebration Avenue, Stratford, London E20 1DB
1st April – 2nd June 2023, Thursday to Sunday 12-6pm
PRIVATE VIEW Friday 31st March 5-9pm
Repair Collective are pleased to announce ‘Repair Redux’ an exhibition and expanded public programme as part of their Hypha residency in Stratford, East Village.
Repair Collective is a shared practice that considers repair as an ongoing process. As cross-disciplinary artists, they seek to explore a holistic, embodied and critical approach to acts of repair within and beyond the visual art world.
Working together since 2021, previously as the Young Visual Artist Groups at Barbican centre, Repair Collective will form new collaborations in Stratford alongside Hypha Studios.
‘Repair Redux’ is a collection of interventions spanning photography, performance, installation, text-based and audio works. The exhibition will form part of a wider project to create a community-focused space to reinstate, deconstruct and expand a view of repair.
Curated by Karina Sellars Hardy , the curator considers the following:
Exploring the aesthetic, creative and embodied ways in which repair can be viewed as an on-going process. The exhibition is part of a wider project that revisits ideas around reparability as both a material and symbolic practice. It proposes methods, technologies and practices that can be used to sustain ourselves, our communities and creative collaborations as emerging practitioners in the face of ongoing climate, economic and social crisis”.
Repair Collective includes contributions from Karina Sellars-Hardy, Phoebe Wagner, Ioana Simion, Harry Cross, Kev(In) Audience, Maite de Orbe, Sena Appeah, Sam Stewart, Fikayo Adebajo and Nefeli Kentoni
Alexa Indira Overall, Ratiba Aydadi ft Silent Songstress, Renoir Saulter , Claudia Cumberbatch-Chedzoy and Poppy Whitehorn
Email: Karina Sellars [email protected] Ioana Simion [email protected]
Socials: @phoebesarahwagner @artizineuk @harryc.tv @byaudience @maitedeorbe @sena_a_art @sam953_ @fikayoadebajo @nefairy @coracuthbert @alexaoverall @RenoirSaulter @ratibaayadi @ft.silentsongstress @in_body_yoga @karinabsh_
Artist Celia Hempton and Get Living
Celia Hempton (born 1981, Stroud, UK) is currently included in British Art Show 9, (touring), and My Life in the Metaverse curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi. A monograph has been published this year by Phillida Reid with accompanying text by Amia Srinivasan. Her work has been included in many institutional shows, including ICA Boston, Whitechapel Gallery and Serpentine London, as well as Performance Space New York, Gwangju Biennale, Art Night with ICA London, amongst others. It is held in the collections of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, Colombia, The British Council and the Government Art Collection, UK.
@hempton’s work explores concepts of voyeurism in the post-digital age. In her paintings, performances and installations, she investigates the blurred lines of comfort and consent; desire and subjugation, visibility and opacity; seeking to deconstruct the ways in which we engage with each other in a rapidly evolving age of hyper-mediation. Formally, Hempton’s paintings, which range in scale from intimate to life-size, acknowledge the tropes of history painting and the often subjugated female body. Hempton’s richly layered paintings directly play with and confront this historical dynamism, producing tactile celebrations of the body, alongside multiple perspectives on how the bodily gaze is constructed.
In partnership with @wearegetliving
Photo Holly Whittaker.