Opening Event: fig-futures / Laura Eldret
WEEK 4 / LAURA ELDRET
Private View + launch: Monday 25th March / 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Monday 25th March / 6:30pm
Exhibition continues Tuesday 26th - Saturday 30th March / 11am-5pm
fig-futures runs until Saturday 30th March
Free admission. No need to book.
Open to all.
This Spring, KARST, in partnership with The Box, Plymouth, will present an energetic programme of four exhibitions, each lasting for only one week (5-30 March 2019). KARST is the final gallery to host fig-futures’ UK wide tour, where 16 shows have and will place across the UK in 16 weeks, following fig-2, where 50 exhibitions were staged in 50 weeks at the ICA, London, in 2015.
Laura Eldret (b.1982, UK) is an artist working across textile and installation. Awards include a shortlisted artist for the Vordemberger Prize (2016), and a Gasworks URRA residency in Buenos Aires (2016). Eldret programmed a major seminar What is the Digital Draw? about net art, computer art and the digital at Drawing Room, London (2016). Select exhibitions include CCA Derry, NI (2016); Tannery Projects, London (2016); Fig-2 50/50, ICA, London (2015); Focal Point Gallery, Southend (2015); Drawing Room, London (2015); Artlicks Weekend (2014); Tannery Arts, London (2014); South London Gallery (2013); Ikon, Birmingham, UK (2013); The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth, UK (2012); Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne (2012); Glasgow International (2012); and Camden Arts Centre, London (2011).
The final 2018-2019 fig-futures begins with drawings, paintings and videos by British artist Suzanne Treister, whose work speculates on the relationship between technology and alternative belief systems. For week two, Austrian sculptor and installation artist Eva Grubinger presents a 3D work that explores scale, context and the maritime as a metaphor. Paris-based Charlotte Moth will present architecture-inspired work in week three, including a new off-site installation in Plymouth’s iconic 1950s market building. In week four the programme will round off with Laura Eldret, whose work often involves audience participation, transforming KARST’s gallery into a space to socially engage visitors and community groups.
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