A Meeting Outside Time (Archive)

Exhibition, 2013


'This display looks at changing representations of landscape along the English east coast over the past 200 years. It considers the influence of technology and local art schools on these depictions and includes works drawn from museum and gallery collections in the region, ranging from John Constable to contemporary artists Oliver Laric and Grayson Perry.'..... 'From the early Norwich Society of Artists (1803–1833) to the progressive Time-Based Art course in Hull during the 1990s, artists and students have looked to the local landscape to express their ideas. John Sell Cotman and Peter De Wint see it divided by landowners and industry in the 19th century, while Fran Cottell and Simon Poulter look at the privatisation of land during the Thatcher era. Their responses make a case for freedom of movement through use of medieval common land law and more recently open source ‘creative commons’ culture online. This display is part of the Gallery’s programme to open up public and private collections is made in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society and Curatorial Fellow Helen Kaplinsky, hosted by the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.' Text from the exhibition gallery guide.

Produced For

Contemporary Art Society:Damn braces: Bless relaxes, curated by Helen Kaplinsky


Whitechapel Art Gallery


audio, photographs, leaflets etc.


photography: Fran Cottell, Karen Melvin and courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

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