SHARED revolutionises the basic principle of art collecting by inviting artists to create works that will be broken down into components and sold in parts. This fundraising exhibition, curated by Kathleen Soriano, provides collectors with the rare opportunity to buy and own an element of a single major artwork and features artists including Richard Wilson, Hugo Wilson, Richard Wentworth, Bouke de Vries, Liz Rideal, Humphrey Ocean, Annie Morris and Alastair Mackie
Interactive exhibits including Liz Rideal’s trademark photo-booth where visitors become part of the work, a bespoke installation from Richard Wentworth, a set of prints by Humphrey Ocean and a series of photographs by Bouke de Vries, known for his work with fragments of fragile objects
SHARED will encourage visitors to consider a unique form of ownership for the arts, where some works might break down into ten or more elements, others only two or three and has been developed in collaboration with the independent curator Kathleen Soriano – formerly Director of Compton Verney and most recently Director of Exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The Macmillan De’Longhi Arts Programme, now in its ninth year, continues the support of Macmillan’s Not Alone campaign which is working to support the 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer to ensure no one faces cancer alone.
Over the 4 day exhibition there will also be various events and chances to win prizes, all going to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, including a special event by Pin Drop Studio. For more details visit: http://www.pindropstudio.com and www.macmillan.org.uk/artexhibition
Curator Kathleen Soriano says:
“This exhibition is timely in its unusual approach to co-ownership in a world where contemporary art regularly breaks new price records at auction, seeming to be only for the few. SHARED has been developed with a view to challenging artists to think outside of their normal practice and to be inventive in considering how their own work might support such a concept, whilst at the same time chiming with Macmillan’s attitude to care and support.”
The Macmillan De’Longhi Arts Programme presents SHARED
West Wing, Somerset House, 10th -13th September, 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.15pm) – FREE ADMISSION
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