opening Friday 18 January 2019
exhibition runs 19 Jan - 16 March
group exhibition curated by Kelani Nichole of TRANSFER gallery NYC
featuring works by Morehshin Allahyari, LaTurbo Avedon, Snow Yunxue Fu, Carla Gannis, Claudia Hart, Lorna Mills, Eva Papamargariti, Pussykrew, Sabrina Ratté, Amina Ross, and Alan Warburton
arebyte’s 2019 programme, titled Home, attempts to reflect upon notions of crisis: of housing and redevelopment of inner city spaces, the disconnection of marginalised bodies, new ecologies for future ways of living and the relinquishing of control of such futures back to a more intimate and thoughtful nature. With an increase in use of sharing economies, and the rise of people choosing to work from home, our relationship towards the objects we spend time with have changed and as a consequence so too have the communities and lifestyles we choose to operate within.
Continuing on from last year’s theme Islands, the programme this year extends to the peripheries, and back again towards the centre, and becomes more personal; home is relational, emotive, nostalgic and warm, but equally can be impossible, scary and unstable. The artists confront and collapse the limits of what these situations mean in our present, our future and our online homes.
Thinking about recent western-global political and social upheavals, the artists embrace and subvert technology as their means of interrogation, and posit new ideas to imagine our collective, possible futures. Within the exhibitions, spaces of home are unpacked as spaces of transition - of gender, religion, futures and reality - but also spaces of resistance against the homogeneous nature of corporate systems, chauvinistic ideas surrounding labour and leisure, and looking beyond locality as a means of integrating change.
January - March
RE-FIGURE-GROUND group exhibition guest curated by Kelani Nichole of TRANSFER gallery, New York
Most Dismal Swamp: Swamp Protocol group exhibition guest curated by Dane Sutherland
Felicity Hammond solo exhibition
AUDINT group exhibition
July - August
Tabita Rezaire solo exhibition
September - November
Ami Clarke solo exhibition
hotel generation final selected artist solo exhibition