september, 2017

23sep(sep 23)11:00 am(sep 23)11:00 amWe The People Are The Work: Claire FontaineA major visual arts project that explores ideas of power, protest and the public.11:00 am - 5:00 pm KARST, KARST Studios, 22 George Place, Plymouth, PL13NYArea:StonehouseEvent Type:Something to see

Event Details

We The People Are The Work is a major visual arts project in Plymouth that explores ideas of power, protest and the public curated by Simon Morrissey.

The project will build connections between the people of Plymouth and five internationally renowned artists through structures that involve people living in Plymouth in generating the ideas and artworks in the exhibition alongside the artists.

Claire Fontaine is the name of a collective feminist artist, lifted from a popular brand of French stationary. Working in neon, video, sculpture and text, Fontaine’s work often interrogates through her art the impotence of people in the face of social and political issues.

For We The People Are The Work Fontaine has produced a series of new works that tackle the questions of morality, agency and freedom of speech. Lifting quotes from Donald Trump and the Brexit debate, she creates a visual and conceptual polyphony where the viewer is invited to take a position.

KARST is Plymouth’s largest independent contemporary art venue, comprising a free public gallery and artists’ studios. KARST are at the forefront of the growing South West art scene, hosting critically acclaimed artists from around the world as well supporting the city’s own artistic talent.

Exhibition runs 22/23/24 September and continues after the Weekender till 18/11/2017


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm



KARST Studios, 22 George Place, Plymouth, PL13NY

Artist(s) or Organiser(s) names

Claire Fontaine