The Wastemakers on Cornucopia Street [group exhibition]

Parry, B (2022) The Wastemakers on Cornucopia Street [group exhibition]. Newhaven Art Space, Newhaven, UK, 3 - 19 November 2022.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Parry, B
Abstract: Newhaven Art Projects commissioned artist Ian Dawson to curate 'The Wastemakers on Cornucopia Street' which transformed the Newhaven Art Space venue into an exhibition and workshop environment. Taking its title from Vance Packard's pioneering book, 'The Waste Makers' from the 1960s, which exposes the demise of the environment through the growth of disposable consumer goods, the exhibition asked us to think about themes around waste and how we might interpret, rework and re-examine them. How do we arrive at waste? Is it matter out of place? What is the difference between dirt and waste? And what is digital waste? Searching for new perspectives on this subject brings a set of diverse artists together to discuss their work in relation to waste. The exhibition presented work from North America and India, representing the globalised nature of waste. From the global south, the Compound 13 lab presented the work that this experimental art space has made through working with citizens from the informal settlement, Dharavi, the centre of the recycling trade in Mumbai. From North America, Miguelzinta Solis challenges ideas about how the cornucopia of the West creates both a belonging and un-belonging and how we might repair broken communities that have previously been laid to waste. Each artist represented in the exhibition brought a different and thoughtful response to 'matter out of place'. Exhibiting artists: John Walter, Donna Mitchell, Jasone Miranda Bilbao, Aqui Thami, Louisa Minkin, Sharmila Samant, Ben Parry, Compound 13 Lab, Miguelzinta Solis, Andrea Mason, Amanda Jobson, and Ian Dawson.
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Date: November 2022
Event Location: Newhaven Art Space, Newhaven, UK
Additional Locations: Lethaby Gallery, Central St. Martins, London
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2024 16:31
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2024 13:53
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