Cox, Geoff, Shearman, Zoe and Coxon, Anne (2009). Craftivism. Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
|Creators||Cox, Geoff, Shearman, Zoe and Coxon, Anne|
Craftivism is a participative exhibition responding to the resurgent interest in craft as it relates to socially-engaged art practice. It involves 14 projects developed by artists and collectives that work with craft-based traditions and activist practices, and who employ the tactics of ‘craftivism’ (combining crafting & activism) to question the prevailing codes of mass consumerism.
The artists involved engage with craft-based traditions through diverse practices including art, technology and fashion. Craftivism has been developed in relation to a range of contexts and includes nine artist-led participatory projects developed with local communities, shown as part of the exhibition.
Craftivism is an Arnolfini / Relational project curated by Zoë Shearman (Director, Relational), Geoff Cox (Associate Curator of Online Projects, Arnolfini) and Ann Coxon (Assistant Curator, Tate Modern).
|Date||11 Dec 2009|
|Web address (URL)||https://arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/craftivism/|
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|Deposited||24 Jan 2020|
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