Join us for our forthcoming ALL exhibition, PLACE: Relinking, Relating, Relaying, which launches this January 25th with invited artists from Italy, Slovenia and Bosnia & Herzegovina showing work alongside artists from Cambridge and beyond at The Ruskin Gallery (ARU) and Gallery 9 (CB2, Norfolk Street) in Cambridge.
In 2016, ALL Committee members Robert Good and Rebecca Ilett went overseas to sow the seeds for a future cross-cultural, cross-border and multi-locational ALL exhibition.
The result is PLACE, an exhibition in which ALL has invited artists to contribute a work that explores some aspect of boundaries and borders, belonging and connection, relations and exchanges.
Over the intervening 18 months, the numerous Skype calls, email conversations, failed translations, lost cultural references and logistical hurdles have made apparent the problematics of communication and connection. But those very same problems – those gaps in translation – also provide an energy, a liveliness and a dynamic that take us out of our own bubble and serve to remind us of the alternative perspectives, narratives and reference points that exist beyond the routine of our own experiences.
PLACE: Relinking, Relating, Relaying, has its roots in reciprocation and friendship. This exhibition coheres through our shared endeavour and a desire to reach out and to connect. Art can provide a framework of possibility, creativity and energy that sometimes seems lacking in political discourse.
• Thursday 25th January, PLACE Opening Events and Launch Party: guided tour, artist talks and launch party at Gallery 9
• Thursday 1 February: Performances, workshop and drinks reception at The Ruskin Gallery
• Wednesday 7 February: Talk by Nerma Cridge
• Daily exhibition at Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge: 25 January to 17 February 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday, and at Gallery 9: 25 January to 10 February 11am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday;
Artists: Adriana Torregrossa, Andreja Džakušič, Barbara Stefani, Carlo Alberto Andreasi, Dalibor Nikolic, Elisa Vladilo, Guillermo Giampietro, Jo Miller, Maja Rubinic, Neil Horsefield, Nerma Cridge, Sara Lerota, Simon Macuh, Susi Gutierrez, Veronique Chance
‘PLACE. It cannot be circumvented. But if you wish to benefit from this place, which has been given to you, consider that henceforth all the places of the world are converging, even the spaces of the stars… Then you will come to this, which is the most profound knowledge: that the place widens out from its irreducible centre, as much as from its incalculable outer frontiers.’
Edouard Glissant, Tout-Monde.