MULTIPLE CHOICES is the second exhibition from KARST gallery in Plymouth – an evolving exhibition featuring a diverse collection of international projects.
Having multiple choices, is not the same as a multiple choice.
What? Having multiple choices, is not the same as a multiple choice. In this exhibition, choices refer to opportunities for artistic encounter. The plural, ‘choices’, increases the game of possibilities, the underlying question being: ‘In what ways can we receive a work of art?’
Ricardo Basbaum’s Would you like to participate in an artistic experience? sets the tone for KARST’s second instalment of contemporary art. This work is not a traditional art object on display. It has been used to wash dishes in, it has been slept in, dangled from a high-rise apartment block and to facilitate street-baptisms, as well as more than a hundred other interventions; not by the artist, but by the public. We originally thought it was a bath.
Would you like to participate in an artistic experience? was originally shown in Oslo, Kunstforening in 2008, it was then shown in documentary form as part of Estrategia at Plymouth Arts Centre in the same year, before going to Documenta 12. The exhibition now reaches its finale in Plymouth, also featuring work from Miho Shimizu & Oyvind Renberg, Ane Hjort Guttu, Katya Sander, and Alex Villar. All share an emphasis on exploring, and sometimes disrupting, our ideas of artistic experience.
Accompanying the exhibition is a collaborative book initiated by the artists. Multiple Choices catalogues some of the work in exhibition through images and critical essays, discussing new possibilities of what art can be; how it is presented, how it is encountered, and how it is reflected upon.
When? 23 August – 23 September | Private view & book launch: Thursday 23 August 7 – 9pm
Where? KARST, 22 George Place, Plymouth
Gallery Open: Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun : 11am – 6pm