Exhibition Details

Subversive Correspondenc #1 Broadwalk Arts, Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Bristol, BS4 2QU.
Monday 20th July - Thursday 23rd July 2009

Subversive Correspondence #2
The Gallery at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF.
Wednesday 19th August- Wednesday 2nd September 2009
Private View 18th August 6-9pm

Curator: Diana Ali


Concept

The interpretations encounter political statements or disperse cultural observations; correspondence that is not immediate but perhaps depends on the contingencies of travel. Subversive systems of posting and collecting dialogue create the emergence of new narratives that are shared and reacted upon through hybrid texts, images and temporary ownership. Show cased as a touring exhibition at Broadwalk Arts, Bristol then at The Willesden Gallery, London, the works continue to explore language, visual interchange and systematic dialogues.

Artists

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Barbara Bianchi

Barbara Bianchi, France
'Nocturnales VII', Pastel on paper, 151 x 100 cm, 2009


The word “nocturnales” does not exist.
But in the dark side of one’s mind.
Nocturnales is a blend of two entities: the nocturne and the saturnalia, the licentious Roman festival during which the "whole mob has let itself go in pleasures" (Epistles by Seneca, XVIII.3).
Nocturnales VII and Are You Afraid Of Silence In Painting? encompass different levels of interpretations regarding the body and its powerful legacy in language and dialogue. It conveys the idea of how the body and its sexual characteristics may be a powerful alternative to language when words are too poor or inadequate. In our society, new methods of communication have ostracized the role of the body and disembodied language. In this perspective, these works show how harmful to humanity a virtual society may be and enlighten the importance of communication and dialogue between people and cultures.