24sep(sep 24)11:00 am(sep 24)11:00 amWe The People Are The Work: Matt StokesA major visual arts project that explores ideas of power, protest and the public.11:00 am - 5:00 pm Plymouth College of Art, The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8ATArea:City CentreEvent Type:Something to see
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
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.
Matt Stokes’ works begin with an immersive research process that explores the social structures of the place he is working in, resulting in the production of films, installations and events. These outcomes hold collaboration at the centre of both their formation and philosophy, often being made directly with people from the collectives they are celebrating.
In his new commission Stokes has worked with different generations of the punk-DIY music scene in Plymouth to create a multi-screen film work that poignantly explores punk’s legacy of protest and resistance, whilst charting the decline of live music venues in the city.
The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art specialises in supporting artists at various stages of their careers, enabling them to produce new exhibitions, and offering exciting opportunities to enhance artists’ professional practice in fresh and interesting ways.
Exhibition runs 22/23/24 September and continues after the Weekender till 18/11/2017
(Sunday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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