Personal Relations at The Cello Factory, London
Last Opportunity to see an International touring exhibition of miniature-portraits by members of The London Group, (London UK), Pulchri (The Hague, The Netherlands and This is Not Art (Vicenza Italy)
The Cello Factory 6 - 16 December 2016 2 - 6pm
33-34 Cornwall Rd, London SE1 8TJ
Last Opportunity to see an International touring exhibition of miniature-portraits by members of The London Group, (London UK), Pulchri (The Hague, The Netherlands and This is Not Art (Vicenza Italy) Curated by hARTslane –Cristiana Bottigella and Tisna Westerhof
In a time of global political anxiety, where national identities and borders are reinforced in the name of security and guarantees, Personal Relations intends to create unexpected and appealing international cultural bridges and to foster a sense of unity and collaboration alongside artistic excellence and innovation. The project aims to achieve this by curating the production of a collection of new works the size of a mobile phone created by artist members of different international artist associations.
This is an international touring exhibition where the large collection of miniature-portraits will attain something far greater than the sum of its parts. The project is not intended as an exchange but as a unique body that grows thanks to the contributions of each artist and organisation collectively. As the miniature-portraits were originally made and often given as a political gift to a king or ambassador, the project also aims to strengthen international bonds on an artistic level.
Over 150 artists were invited to respond to the history of the miniature-portrait and its attempt to capture the identity of the subject to create an intimate dialogue with the viewer. The smartphone screen also echoes the miniature-portrait, and has become the natural home of the 21st Century portrait, playing a treasured part in many people’s lives.
The miniature-portraits will be presented in London at The Cello Factory, (33-34 Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8TJ) in December 2016. The touring exhibition will then travel to The Hague (The Netherlands, February 2017), Vicenza (Italy, April 2017) and elsewhere in Europe and beyond.
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