[overcoming the thereness of things]
from April 2020
Richard Ayodeji Ikhide
[overcoming the thereness of things] is a group exhibition that documents the current times and uncertainties through the experiences of artists working during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a time when galleries, museums and exhibitions are temporarily closed, how can artists and artwork be exhibited? How can shows happen outside of the institution? This Book as Exhibition’s project asks 8 artists across UK, Canada, Thailand and Finland to imagine a PA4-sized book as an exhibition space. Each artist will take over a week to fill 16 pages and then send it off to the next artists. This book as exhibition project allows for exhibition making but also and importantly the creation of new work and documentation of the artist’s time. This project relies heavily on the postal service, which as of 8th April 2020 is still working in UK, Canada and Thailand, albeit slower. This website acts as further dissemination of the project to wider audience and allows for the project team to digitally view the work as individual artists create them.
[overcoming the thereness of things] is curated by Krishna Balakrishnan.