|Pippy Houldsworth Gallery - Trajector Art Fair, Brussels|
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Trajector Art Fair
250 Rue Royale
30 April - 1 May 2011
Pippy Houldsworth is delighted to present a solo project by Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich at Trajector Art Fair, Brussels, opening Saturday 30 April 2011. Motivated by the potential of the artwork to act as a catalyst for social and political change and with a playful but powerful approach, Walker & Bromwich explore environmental, economic and political issues to provide aesthetic, imaginative and metaphorical solutions to the pressing concerns of our age.
In response to the theme of the Fair, Neuconomics, Walker & Bromwich will present their new work The Bank of Reason which explores the possibility of transformation in society, and seeks to create alternative ways of thinking about future existence. Constructed as a pro-active framework for public participation, The Bank of Reason represents an attempt to develop ideas for an alternative banking system and to find new models for the ecology and economy of contemporary society. Following a number of marches through Edinburgh city centre, banner-led by economists, ecologists and local community groups, members of the public were encouraged to contribute their ideas and enthusiasm to potential systems for a sustainable future. A new series of watercolour drawings, accompanying the artists' hand-made Banner, will be shown alongside earlier works that conflate Utopian ideologies with a kind of magic realism to envisage a futuristic world where plant and human life appear merged in a campaign for an alternative future.
Walker & Bromwich have had solo exhibitions at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Turner Contemporary, Margate, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Cornerhouse, Manchester, and the Centre de Création Contemporaine,Tours France, and have also exhibited at the South London Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, and Künstlerhaus, Vienna. They have presented live performances and talks at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, CCA Glasgow, Modern Art Oxford, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, Camden Arts Centre, London and Tate Britain. Upcoming projects include The Voice of Peace Revisited, Musrara Mix Festival Jerusalem, 24-26 May 2011, Public Interactions: Dialogues on Art and Public Space, the Australian National University, Canberra, 21-23 July 2011, Celestial Radio live broadcast on the Isle of Skye, 10 September 2011, and Solo Exhibition at the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne in 2013.
The Neuconomy of Art, Panel Discussion, Saturday 30 April, 13.00
Walker & Bromwich will participate in The Neuconomy of Art, a panel discussion that attempts to examine professional responses to the state of the arts in an age of political and economic chaos and reform. Ranging from artists' works to innovative cultural diplomacy, the panel will consider what the future economics of art might be; for better or for worse. Panelists include writer, thinker and art historian Adrian Rifkin, Cultural Attaché Daphne Thissen, and Angelique Spaninks, the director of MU, alongside Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich, amongst others.
The Bank of Reason is commissioned by The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh as part of Visiting Arts 1 Square Mile Project, and is supported by Edinburgh City Council.
For any further information please contact Pippy Houldsworth or Hannah Dewar on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 8741 7258.