For the ninth edition of the Curators’ Series, DRAF invites Arcadia Missa, a self-organised space in South East London, founded in 2011.
The exhibition Ways of Living engages artists who occupy and transform spaces; with both emerging and historical artists including Hannah Black, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Jesse Darling, Sharon Hayes, Eva Hesse, Jenny Holzer, Peter Hujar, Juliana Huxtable, Anne Imhof, Beatrice Loft Schulz, Adrian Piper,Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, Paul Thek, Lena Tutunjian and Holly White.
This exhibition looks at artists who have sought practices inverse to the individualised, satellite modes in which we are increasingly expected to work, using materials and situations contingent to the places they live, no matter how internationally connected they themselves may be. In doing so, these artists actualise, imagine or politicise the spaces in which they find themselves; fostering a still-needed sense of locality and producing directed responses to problems definitive of their time, place and situation.
Thanks to DRAF Galleries Circle for generously supporting performance at DRAF.
Partner: Art Council England
Image Credit: Anne Imhof, Untitled (2015) and Beatrice Loft Schulz, satin seed stipple arsehole hair plait (2016), installed in “Ways of Living”. Courtesy of Anne Imhof and Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin / Beatrice Loft Schulz. Photo: Tim Bowditch.