Brexit has stirred, divided and disturbed Britons, British residents, their fellow Europeans, and the wider international community. Complex States is an international exhibition that comes as a timely and urgent response to both the divisive events of "Brexit" and the "Covid-19" pandemic. With more than 30 international artists, 13 venues and a cutting edge augmented reality platform (iPhone, iPad and Android), the exhibition will run from October 28th, 2020 until March 31st, 2021. As an exhibition that traverses nations, as well as the physical and virtual, Complex States offers a platform for renewed trans-national dialogue, collaboration and cultural exchange.
Curated by Vassiliki Tzanakou (Director of ARTinTRA) and Catherine Harrington, Complex States platforms critical engagements with Brexit by artists including Jeremy Deller, Jason Decaires-Taylor, Richard Littler, Stephane Graff, Michal Iwanowski, and Rita Duffy. The exhibition brings together a wide selection of media, from paintings and sculpture to videos and installations with the aim of shedding light on the ways artists have responded to Brexit, and the urgent topics of identity, migration, globalisation, social media, and ‘fake news’ that Brexit has provoked.
Selected artworks in the show are exhibited individually at one of our international partner venues and all artworks in the show are brought together here, on our online platform (www.complexstates.art).
You can experience this exhibition in augmented reality now via our app "Complex States AR". Download the app on your devices (for iPhone, iPad and Android) and install selected artworks in the show in your own home, or wherever you are. Both our online platform and the Complex States AR app are produced in collaboration with the mixed reality specialist afca.
Artists: Zish Alexander, David Bannister, Jan Bowman, Jason deCaires-Taylor, Michael Craig-Martin, Jeremy Deller, Led By Donkeys, Rita Duffy, Ben Jakober and Yannick VU, Stephane Graff, Lara Hoad, Michal Iwanowski, Henry Jones, Anish Kapoor, Keep It Complex, Richard Littler, Hynek Martinec, Stefana McClure, Gil Mualem Doron, Poshfruit, Quiet British Accent, Simon Roberts, Martin Rowson, Bob & Roberta Smith, John Springs, Joe Sweeney, Eliza Tamo, Koen VanMechelen, Wolfgang Tillmans.
Venues : Gallery 46 (London, UK); TAF (The Art Foundation, Athens, Greece); Bombay Beach Biennale (Salton Lake, California, US); Broumov Monastery (Broumov, Czech Republic); Labiomista (Genk, Belgium); Crawford Gallery (Cork, Ireland); HALLE 14, (Leipzig, Germany); Museo Sa Bassa Blanca (Mallorca, Spain); VEF Culture Palace (Riga, Latvia); Parafin Gallery, (London, UK); The Container Gallery (Tokyo, Japan); Zorrotzaurre Art Work in Progress (ZAWP, Bilbao, Spain), Irish Cultural Centre (Paris, France); NW Gallery (Copenhagen, Denmark), CULTVR (Wales, UK).
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The Curator / Cultural Manager
ARTinTRA is a London based fine art advisory and curatorial platform founded in 2014 by Vassiliki Tzanakou specialising in modern and contemporary art. Operating as a network of emerging, mid-career and established artists as well as creative minds; ARTinTRA commissions, produces and manages innovative art projects in public, private and digital spaces.
The AR Experts
afca. is a software company based in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The IT company excels in areas of cloud computing and user software. In addition to conventional web and mobile apps, afca. has made a name for itself in recent years in the field of augmented reality technologies. In 2018 afca. was the first Swiss company to be accepted into Microsoft's Mixed Reality Partner Program.