:Xenotopia

Catriona Leahy, Louise Clarke, Emily Allchurch, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Pablo Bronstein, Paul Noble, Grayson Perry, Noemie Goudal, Berenika Boberska, Rachel Clewlow, Sarah-Anne Johnson, Katherine Jones, Theo Miller, David Price, Jenny Wiener

Research output: Non-Textual OutputExhibition

Abstract

:Xenotopia is a group exhibition that explores ‘out-of-place places’, particularly strange, fictitious architecture, and ‘xenospaces’, imagined, meta-geographic locations that exist only theoretically, ethereally or subconsciously. ‘Xenotopia’ is a term coined by British travel writer Robert McFarlane to describe an uncanny landscape. Xeno is the Greek word for ‘other’, or that which is ‘different in origin’, while topia is the suffix deployed by Thomas Moore in the title of his celebrated 1516 book, Utopia – a work of political philosophy manifested through the depiction of a fictionalized island society. Through the expanded medium of print, each of the 14 internationally prominent artists showing in :Xenotopia offer their own unique explorations and visualisations of similarly fictional but redolent places of psycho-geographic ambiguity or putative architectural paradise. The works, which display a range of, often, tangential, anachronistic or merely tenuous connections and approaches to the printmaking medium, marry unfamiliar and idealised elements in a kind of flux where the alien meets the quotidian and the recognizable becomes unknown. Curator: Louise Clarke Artists: Emily Allchurch, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Berenika Boberska, Pablo Bronstein, Rachel Clewlow, Noémie Goudal, Sarah Anne Johnson, Katherine Jones, Catriona Leahy, Theo Miller, Paul Noble, Grayson Perry, David Price and Jenny Wiener
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2015
Event:Xenotopia - Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, Essex
Duration: 6 Nov 2015 → …

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    Leahy, C. (Author), Clarke, L. (Author), Allchurch, E. (Author), Sayal-Bennett, A. (Author), Bronstein, P. (Author), Noble, P. (Author), Perry, G. (Author), Goudal, N. (Author), Boberska, B. (Author), Clewlow, R. (Author), Johnson, S-A. (Author), Jones, K. (Author), Miller, T. (Author), Price, D. (Author), & Wiener, J. (Author). (2015). :Xenotopia. Exhibition