Matthews, Bob, 2009, Show, Exhibition or Event, Garden Ruin
|Abstract or Description:||
The solo exhibitions ‘Garden Ruin’ (2009) and its predecessor ‘Face Yourself’ (shown in London at Keith Talent Gallery, September–October 2008), presented Matthews’s artworks in response to his research into the historical and inventive approaches to ecology and nurture, sociological debate and art production in the context of living communes. The London exhibition selected artworks related directly to research into Northern European communes, while the 2009 San Francisco exhibition combined ideas drawn from settlements in the USA. Together, both exhibitions reflected research into four independent communes: The Center for Experimental Culture Design (ZEGG), near Berlin; Black Bear Ranch, California; Ökotop Heerdt, Düsseldorf; and Freetown Christiania, Denmark. Matthews’s research methods included extended visits to these sites, working directly with the communities and their archives.
|Subjects:||Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art|
|School or Centre:||School of Fine Art|
|Date Deposited:||21 Oct 2013 11:31|
|Last Modified:||01 Nov 2013 14:41|
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