Thursday, 26 April 2012


25 May 2012 - 23 June 2012

Private View: Friday 25th May, 6.30-8.30pm
(in association with SLAM Fridays) 
Saturday 19th May - Saturday 17th June 2012
Gallery open: Wednesday - Saturday 10am-6pm

BEARSPACE presents EXHIBIT B, the second instalment of the ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW series, introducing artists Rachel Alliston, Priya Chohan, Matthew Gee, Tatiana May, Beth Shapeero and Anya Smith.

‘Wildness challenges the unity of the symbol, the transcendent totalisation binding the image to that which it represents. Wildness pries open this unity and in its place creates slippage...Wildness is the death space of signification.’
- Michael Taussig Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man

EXHIBIT B takes inspiration from anthropologist Michael Taussig’s work on shamanism - interpreting it to look at art and a relationship with material, magic and ritual. Artists evoke a sense of slippage - the wild infiltrating the urban, through the symbols and scenes in their practices: the multi-sensual, the dream, the wild, the relic, the ritual.

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