Now I Gotta Reason

Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) presents a Jerwood Encounters exhibition co-curated by Marcus Coates and Grizedale Arts that focuses on art production as a useful and productive activity.

Coates’ work as an artist often uses ritual to offer insights into unresolved questions in society. His interest lies in how art can actively explore and answer valuable questions. Grizedale Arts’ approach sets out to ‘reconnect with the role of artists pre 1850, when arts practice in the UK diverged from its link to functionality and moved toward a self-referential culture, characterised by the making of art for art’s sake’.

Participants include: Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale, Michael Davis, Fernando Garcia Dory, Steve Ounanian and An Endless Supply.

As well as being a useful entity in itself, the exhibition will reflect on a significant shift in artists’ practice in recent years towards an activity whose primary concern is not one solely of aesthetic sensibility and the production of esoteric artefacts for the art market, but of a purposeful practicality; an attempt to create a relevance and genuinely useful role for art, culture and artistic activity in society.

“Now I Gotta Reason” will include contributions from a number of artistic practitioners who place themselves within communities as enablers; adding creative solutions, answering questions and creating sustainable and valued projects. They will come together to jointly create a series of architectural wooden structures, housing activity which will happen during the exhibition including artist critiques and participatory events as well as active installations. The exhibition content and events programme will build and develop over the course of the exhibition, exploring the activity and economy of exhibition making and systems of use value and exchange.
Now I Gotta Reason


Event Title: Now I Gotta Reason
Postcode: Jerwood Space,171 Union St, London SE1 0LN
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