South likes: Hey Mr. I’m Poetic at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

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Hey I’m Mr. Poetic, installation view, Wysing Arts Centre, 2014. Photo: Plastiques Photography

South likes: Hey Mr. I’m Poetic at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
Hey I’m Mr. Poetic
Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
13 April – 1 June, 2014

With the title Hey I’m Mr. Poetic, the exhibition on view at the Wysing Arts Centre addresses the very idea of artistic creation, connecting the term “poetic” to its etymologic sense of “making”. At the same time the exhibition presents the work of the artists who, in many different ways, worked within Wysing Arts Centre in 25 years of activity. With a playful approach, the show raises through different media a manifold set of questions: what is that artists do? What stories do they tell? What is the role of art institutions? Kate Owens’ Towards Zero (1–18) consists of the display of eighteen soap bar sculptures created from the act of washing paint off her hands. Ben Wilson participates to the show with some life paintings made of squashed chewing-gums. These works gain a particularly relevant meaning thanks to the proximity large out door sculpture entitled the Tree Keep on the landscape, which he made during his residency at the Wysing Arts Centre and still exists today. Andy Holden presents some big knitted pebble-like sculptures, which mix geology with art history and theology, alongside the artist’s biographical memories. Through the works of twenty-three artists, the exhibition elaborates on the role of an institution as well as of the people who collaborated to its activity.

Michelangelo Corsaro

http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/exhibitions/hey_im_mr_poetic

Hey, I'm Mr Poetic install Plastiques Photography 2014  (1)

Hey I’m Mr. Poetic, installation view, Wysing Arts Centre, 2014. Photo: Plastiques Photography

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Hey I’m Mr. Poetic, installation view, Wysing Arts Centre, 2014: (T to B) Juneau Projects, Aaron Angell, Laure Prouvost. Photo: Plastiques Photography

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Hey I’m Mr. Poetic, installation view, Wysing Arts Centre, 2014: (L to R) Andy Holden, Laure Prouvost, Florian Roithmayr. Photo: Plastiques Photography

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Hey I’m Mr. Poetic, installation view, Wysing Arts Centre, 2014: (Clockwise from top left) Giles Round, Florian Roithmayr, Laure Prouvost, Kate Owens. Photo: Plastiques Photography.

 

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