The project will include a programme of exhibitions, the first of which was at Fabrica in Brighton, UK.
This exhibition drew parallels between the territoriality of birds and the domestic spaces of people, and it provided a departure point for the project.
For his solo exhibition in Netwerk, Philip Metten utilises a documentary approach for the public domain architectural sculptural works he creates. The development of a presentation concept tailored to his execution characteristics is an artistic challenge that characterises Metten’s research project at KASK School of Arts Ghent.
The reflective presentation is conceived as an accessible sculpture that echoes the forms of three previously completed projects: Bar (Antwerp, 2013), The Corner Show (Extra City, Antwerp, 2015) and 153. Stanton (Kai Matsumiya, New York, 2015).
Ewen Spencer’s celebrated and spontaneous images of youth and music culture in his native UK and around the world, have kept him in demand with style magazines, global brands and the music industry for more than 20 years. His acclaimed zines and books have led to two Channel 4 documentary series.
In this newly commissioned project, Kick over the statues, the artist’s intention was to re-highlight the existence of youth tribes and style. During summer 2016, he photographed young Londoners along the route of the 2016 Notting Hill Carnival.
The gallery installation recreates the way in which photography is often encountered in a modern city with large format images posted onto custom-built billboards.