The And so it was, and so it is group exhibition is on at London’s Turf Projects, opening September 9 and running to October 22.
Challenging the traditional format of a themed group effort, the show began with a year-long collaboration between the artists that resulted in a short story, which then became the foundation for subsequent exhibitions. It Was A Dark And Stormy Night travelled around England, each time presenting a new incarnation. Like the game exquisite corpse, the artists, including Florent Dubois, Graeme Durant, Jemma Egan, Lindsey Mendick, Suzanne Posthumus and Josh Whitaker, took turns adding content to the narrative creating a “sensational and exaggerated work”. The intention was to “celebrate the farce and lightness that underpins their practice”.
And so it was, and so it is is the culmination of a year’s collaborative work. A large scale group installation exploring the work created over the duration of this project, interlinking themes and practices to create new narratives and tales . The artists will be taking over the walls, floors, Twitter and Instagram of Turf Projects, submerging all aspects of the gallery’s identity into their “overzealous and sensational aesthetic”.
See the Turf Projects website for more details.**
Suzanne Posthumus, ‘Models’ (2015). Ceramic. Courtesy the artist.