Sluice Biennial, 12 October 2017

Salon 63 | ‘Eros’ by Stasis

'Eros' by Stasi Galitzine (formely Galitzine Mackenzie) will hold their fifth exhibition project Salon 63 in April 2018. Fourteen artists will be paired up with different hair & beauty salons along the number 63 bus route. Each artist will collaborate with the salons to create site-specific works that aim to include and engage each salons’ clientele and local community. For a sneak peak before next year, Galitzine is participating in the artist/curator led Sluice Biennial. Salon 63 participant Freddy Tuppen has created a special salon space conducive to enabling social interactions and discussions often inherent in salon culture. Over the Biennial the salon will be a site for professional beauty treatments, performances and work from a selection of our Salon 63 participants. ‘

Eros’ by Stasis will be livestreamed from Salon 63 at 5.30pm Monday 2nd October.

“A trio of neon pink swimsuits seek answers to the perennial problems of love and loss. Caught in the melodrama of Dusty Springfield’s ‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’, they crawl their way to enlightenment or something more mercurial. Space becomes meat market as the soundtrack moves to darker realms, dragging the swimsuits into sinister dances and ritualistic debasement. Exploring the line between coercion and abandonment, enticement and repulsion, it all spells trouble in the not-so-straightworld of Stasis’ making.”

Schedule

  • Thu 2 November 2017

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Work

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Work is a programme of public discussions bringing together curators and artists working across the north of the UK with creative practitioners from different European cities. The discussions are focused upon exploring ways of working outside, across, between and within existing institutional structures. Each event takes a particular thematic inviting practitioners toshare their current projects and their approach to working.The programme will launch on Thursday 2nd November 2017 at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, with events occurring regularly until August 2018. Each discussion will be broadcast live by this is tomorrow. The project has been developed by Laura Mansfield in collaboration with this is tomorrow, Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West, Yorkshire & Humberside Visual Arts Network, North East Contemporary Visual Arts Network and the participating venues of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, NGCA Sunderland, Bluecoat, Grundy Art Gallery, The Tetley and The Whitworth. The inaugural event in the What We Talk About When We Talk About Work series of discussions takes the theme of‘Rethinking the Institution’. The participants in this event will explore the potential to establish alternative structuresfor supporting and engaging with contemporary art practices. Speakers include Miguel Amado, Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; Binna Choi,Director of Casco, Utrecht; and artists Maurice Carlin and Emily Hesse. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England