Private View Thursday 4 October 2012, 7-9pm
In this exhibition, curated by the ACF’s Visual Arts Platform, artists Nina Höchtl, Luke McCreadie and Valentin Ruhry will work together to combine their diverse practices from performance to sculpture and film, in order to open up the concept of play. The artists will engage with the idea of play, conscious of its relation to the recent Olympic games.
Play in all its forms is a strategy. It can be used as an escape or as a way of confronting something. What is most interesting about this word is that it is not easily pinned down. Play is an understatement as a term, but as a process it can lead to a freeing of previous constraints and offer the opportunity to stop, admit mistakes and try again.
The artists will explore the paradox of the throw away nature usually associated with play and the possibility that something serious might come of it.
Artists Nina Höchtl and Ruth Kaaserer will give a performative talk Tuesday 9 October, 7pm.