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15. - 17.10.2010
Freeman Abayasekera / Milo Brennan / Richard Hames / Anton Goldenstein / Joseph Gower / Toby Huddlestone / Julie McCalden / Eamon O`Kane / David Martin / Kieran Brown
In October 2009 the “Collaboration-Project” from Munich was invited to come to Bristol/UK for one week to develop and present new artworks. One of the very positive results of this visit is that a group of artists from Bristol and London cameto Munich to show their artwork at the gallery space “art Report” and in parallel at the project space “WELTRAUM”. These spaces are being provided to present the results of a weeklong creative process. All the spaces, including the studio of artist Thomas Thiede, which will be used as a working-and organisation hub, are located very close to Munich City centre.
Smokescreen (Truth & Lies)
Artists on the campaign trail. Artists like politician- vying for public attention, manipulating truths and feeding on lies.
Always on the campaign trails, fighting for space, jostling for position seeking to attract the votes and favour of the art-going public..
Elections are held throughout the artist’s year, with many losers and few winners- the fickle changing tastes of collectors and selectors- old-boys- clubs and many a secret cabal. Smokescreens are created on both sides of the arena, by those who wield power those that seek to. Diverting and manipulating languages, continuously re-drawing battle lines.
Smokescreen presents nine artists, some veterans some fledglings, out again on the campaign trail, cutting their wings- coming together, collaborating for good of the superstructure whilst staking their territorial claims.
IF THERE'S A DISCREPANCY BETWEEN CERTAINTY AND TRUTH
THE CERTAINTY OF THE DISCREPANCY SABOTAGES THE TRUTH
In the present climate of disillusionment, politicians are viewed with suspicion and disbelief, and the mass media evoke scepticism and mistrust. This lack of trust mirrors the absence of truth in public life. Echoing Pilate's question, the author asks what does truth really mean? Is it permanent and universal, or temporal and local? Truth is often the victim of overriding political and economic circumstances: truth to be discovered in context. But truth is more than a contextual jigsaw puzzle. The current crisis of credibility can only be redeemed by a culture in which the mass media bear witness to the truth.