The ’Industrial Estate’ group exhibition will be presented in Woodcraft Mobiliar, a fine furniture workshop in the industrial estate of Heidelberg West. The exhibition will present the works of 14 artists and converse around the themes of commercial as opposed to handmade production, additionally how smaller communities set their gaze fearlessly at the modern city setting the agenda.
Curated by Kym Maxwell, the project is an ambitious curation of Contemporary Art for 2014. Presented in the inner most fringes of Melbourne’s evolving suburb Heidelberg West.
Presented at Workshop Woodcraft Mobiliar, 12 Kolora Rd, Heidelberg West.
Opening Janurary 10th 5pm
Dates and hours : January 10th, 11th, 12th, 12th, 10 am – 6pm
Christopher L G Hill
Kiera Brew Kurec
Curated by Kym Maxwell
Sponsored by Banyule City Council, Community Development Grant, Woodcraft Mobiliar and Kooinda Brewery
The location of the workshop is off the Darebin Creek Trail next to Northland, a 20 min bike ride from Northcote.
The idea of a society without qualities is an indictment of a state that fails to provide a life of quality for its citizens. A society without qualities is an example of capitalisms’ ambition now free to claim victory over the people. And so the idea of the state as a caretaker and an educator, an alleviator of pain is no longer believable.1
What happens when capitalism consumes the values it fought to free through the union of soul and economy? Yet with innumerable groups living on the margins with businesses producing at micro-scales that exist on the fringes affected, within this site (the industrial estate of Heidelberg West) the hypothesis is apparent, a marginal group living adjacent businesses working for the economy, creating materials and services for this capitalist agenda.
A group exhibition with opening performances, the ’Industrial Estate’ is set to be presented in a furniture workshop on the fringe of Heidelberg West; converses around the themes of production and a dystopian community that sets its gaze fearlessly at the modern city setting the agenda.
1. Lars Bang Larsen, The Society Without Qualities, e-flux #47