Back for its eleventh year, Shape Arts returns with its new exhibition titled Open All Hours, which will showcase 18 artists from around the globe.
As part of Shape’s curatorial theme for 2023, Open All Hours, works were selected through a public open call and curated by Shape’s Creative Producer, Elinor Hayes.
Talking about the exhibition Elinor Hayes said: “The pressures on our time feel inescapable, as though being pulled in many directions at once. We have to work to earn a living, but the living itself is fraught with housework to take care of, messages to respond to, and the looming sense that we’re failing to be productive. I think that sensation of tautness is rife and even more so for artists in an increasingly inhospitable economic climate. When you add disability into this mix, with the added expense of being disabled already well-established, you generate a particularly unyielding habitat for creativity. This exhibition brings together eclectic responses to our relationship with time, both proffering alternatives and making space to poke, prod, and critique: a blend of gallows humour and eloquent inquisition.”
Exhibiting artists include: Mike Bamgbala, Eskild Beck, Uma Breakdown, Emmy Clarke, Fatma Durmush, Yasmeen Fathima Thantrey, Charlie Fitz, Paul Fletcher, Lan Florence Yee, Yarden Fudim, Carole Lee, Oliver McConnie, Tracey Payne, Jamila Prowse, Simon Raven, Samiir Saunders, Josie Rae Turnbull, and Diana Zrnic.
The exhibition will open on Tuesday, the 9th of January, 2024 at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, Herne Hill.