http://www.artinliverpool.com/?p=25298 8 – 10 July 2011 at Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool. Free Space Projects presents Economies of Resistance Preview
: Friday, 8 July, 18-22.00 (with live music from 20.30*) Open
: Saturday & Sunday 13-18.00
Imagine a society in which financial institutions gamble away our money and blame the public when it is gone; where profits are privatised but risk and real cost is socialised. A society in which the arts sector bears the brunt of public-spending cuts because the public are to be anaesthetised and atomised, facilitating complacency with authority and the standardisation of labour. Imagine a place where inequality thwarts social mobility and where privilege creates lasting class divisions…
Imagine an age of austerity. How could the independence of creative expression be asserted in such a dystopia?
Economies of Resistance explores new creative strategies that challenge restrictions to cultural production. This exhibition features new work from Holly Crawford, Karl Kolley, Paul Matosic, Nabi Nara, Arjuna Neuman, Annick Naour, SilentBill, The Artwertease® and Del Witticase. The approaches of the selected artists convey a subtle range of social, political and cultural messages. Image
above – Nabi Nara.
See also: http://www.freespaceprojects.org/