Isolation Chamber Vacation explores cultural representations of solitude through art and film at Worthing Museum & Art Gallery
A newly opened exhibition at Worthing Museum & Art Gallery explores various artists’ responses to aloneness, examining different cultural representations of solitude through art and a series of films and talks until Saturday September 2.
Isolation Chamber Vacation explores the horror-filled connotations of madness and perversity associated with isolation on the one hand and the use of solitude as a tool for creative genius on the other. Included are works by artists Kirsty Buchanan, Juno Calypso, Hannah Ford, Nicola Frimpong, Susie Hamilton, Katerina Jebb, Cathy Lomax and Alli Sharma. The work of these artists in various stages of their careers will be shown alongside contextualising objects and ephemera from the curator’s research into the theme.
Emma Walder, WMA Curator of Art & Exhibitions, says: "This is a really special exhibition because it showcases eight contemporary London and Paris based artists who are new to Worthing Museum Art Gallery. The subject of isolation is explored on so many different levels which makes it so intriguing. The guest curator Sarah Kathryn Cleaver and I also decided to include a few pieces from the museum's own collections to demonstrate the different practices devoted to, and resulting from, solitude. There are talks and film screenings to accompany the exhibition which adds another exciting layer of texture.”
The museum will be hosting four unique events directly linked with the themes of the exhibition; each event will include a talk by the artists to explore these themes, followed by a related film screening in the Connaught Studio. The films include The Elephant Man (22 May), The Man Who Fell To Earth (26 June), Under The Skin (24 July) and The Virgin Suicides (21 August). Admission to a talk and film together costs £15 which includes a glass of wine, whereas the exhibition itself is free.
For further information and booking enquiries visit worthingmuseum.co.uk or call 01903 221 448.
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