Thursday, April 8, 2010
Small is a group exhibition of contemporary art featuring selected small works for the home to be held at Magazine, 1 Clubhouse Lane, off Hindley. This is the 4th exhibition from Twopercent, the Adelaide based artist collective committed to creating opportunities for emerging artists to exhibit and sell their work, free from gallery commissions.
Small explores the notion of the artwork as an object of desire and the compulsion to posses and collect. The 16 featured artists were asked to contribute works smaller than 60cm square. Artists were asked to consider the artwork’s place within the home rather than the gallery. Whether this meant challenging or accepting the notion of art within the home was left completely to the artist’s discretion.
In a sense, Small reflects the curatorial practices of the 19th Century salon exhibitions where each work should be viewed independently from the next. Therefore, the object of the works featured is not to live in the gallery but to live in the home.
This event is also the launch of "Magazine" as a new versatile space in Adelaide for young industrious citizens and is part of the Renew Adelaide initiative. Basically it's an exhibition space for creative projects on Clubhouse Ln in East Hindley. The aim of Magazine is to provide the opportunity for local creative types – artists, film makers, fashion designers, graphic designers, zinesters, musicians and merry makers – to have an affordable storefront presence for their work. If you have top-shelf work but no way to get it to the people, Magazine is the place to host your next exhibition/ pop-up store/ budget-arse film.