Location: Karavil Contemporary, 91 Mortimer Street, W1W 7SR, London
Artists: Radhika Khimji, Kate McMillan, Suzanne Moxhay, Sam Padfield
Curated by: Huma Kabakcı
The Exhibition titled “Somewhere in Between” was a representation of four international artists living and working in London that explored how contemporary art, in all its various forms, functioned via art’s material qualities and imagery. With the excessive use of social media, smart phones, and various other technologies, thousands and millions of images confronts us every day. These representations of objects, images and figures unintentionally stay in our minds and memories in a particular way.
While Sam Padfield explored the fetishism and symbolisation of certain objects included in his body of work by re-contextualising their meaning, Radhika Khimji experimented with images but in different contexts by constructing objects consisting of fragmented body shapes and drawings of images from popular culture. Suzanne Moxhay produced unsettling photographic work by combining various images into one that gives a dream-like unreality, a living picture. In her latest works Kate McMillan however, explored objects and photographs that relate to the embodiment of memory, migration and historical trauma. By combining these four artists, “Somewhere in Between” aimed to explore the juxtaposition of certain objects or images and to create something “new”.
The exhibition consisted of series of talks and curatorial tours.