Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol
Exhibition runs 21 November – 13 December, 12-5pm (closed Mondays)
Preview: 20 November, Artist conversation event 6pm, Launch 7-9pm
Conversation Pieces presents a collection of new works produced by a group of seven Spike Island based studio artists, taking influence from Grant Kester’s concept that ‘we understand [a] work of art as a process of communicative exchange’.Each participating artist nominates another to create a work in response, ultimately forming a connective exhibition of consequential works. Beginning with community-focused photographic artist Kamina Walton and ending with Charlie Tweed, each nomination is made on the basis of visual or conceptual intrigue between the artists. The handover conversations are an essential part of the project, affecting the influences of the next work created.
The exhibition is curated by Georgia Hall who is currently on a placement at Spike Island as part of a Curating MA at the University of West of England.
Test Space is programmed by studio holders based at Spike Island and offers artists a chance to exhibit new works and test ideas. Artists from within the Spike Island community and beyond are included.