7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
4th June, 2015
The phrase ‘going south’ has at times been colloquially figured in the North, as going down under, down on, cashing out, markets headed south, towards a worse position…. off the map. This Going South exhibition challenges such stereotypes and inaugurates a project which has and will, reference landscapes from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. This exhibition consists of a set of paintings which speak to a radiant and subversive nether and inner world.
This Going South exhibition in the basement of Somerset House East Wing will be the concluding event of Lola Frost’s Leverhulme Artist’s Residency in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Throughout this residency Lola Frost has engaged with students and scholars in the Department of War Studies on the productive possibilities of aesthetic risk, as a riposte to the ubiquity of risk management values in modernity.
The paintings in this Going South exhibition open up a precarious space in which viewers are invited to take the risk of creative interpretation and perhaps finding themselves down ‘where the Iguanas play’ and of attuning to a different world order.
There will also be artist talks on Saturdays 6th, 13th and 27th June 2015 from 3-4pm.