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About the event
The [Spaces] In-between
24 October 2020 – 17 January 2021
This exhibition presents new work by ten exciting West Midlands contemporary artists interested in notions of the ‘in-between’ in relation to shared public spaces. It is the culmination of an artists’ residency project which was delivered by Wolverhampton’s independent art gallery and studios The Asylum Art Gallery Ltd in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton Council.
The six-month [Discursive Spaces] residency programme triggered discussion around public spaces used by Wolverhampton’s local communities, or memories of spaces that once held communities together. The artists focused particularly on ‘spaces within spaces’ where access is restricted, and the factors which can make these spaces unwelcoming or hard to navigate.
The work on show ranges from graphic installations and kaleidoscopic archival projections, to a skeletal canal boat, representations of derelict urban spaces and bilingual video works which explore migration and technology. Much of the work is deeply personal, focusing on shared spaces that are significant to the artists. It is hoped that their work will inspire regeneration through culture and enable community-led spaces to re-emerge around our city.
A [Discursive Spaces] publication has also been produced in collaboration with writer in residence Nathaniel Grant. The book can be accessed for free on the Asylum Gallery website, at the Wolverhampton City Archives and through QR codes in this exhibition.
The [Spaces] In-between is in the West gallery on the Ground Floor and in Touring 3 Gallery on the First Floor.