Here’s some news we got from Exeter’s Spacex, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd will talk broadly about her practice.
She studied anthropology at UCL before studying Fine Art at the Slade School of Art and Royal College of Art in London. Chetwynd’s work spans performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video, each of which the artist infuses with elements of folk plays, street spectacles, popular culture and Surrealist cinema.
Her performances are characterised by the use of large groups of performers – many of them friends and relatives – and – typically feature handmade costumes, props and collaged environments. She has performed and exhibited internationally, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012.
Chetwynd is currently in the midst of a year-long series of performances and exhibitions in Bergen, hosted by Bergen Assembly 2016 and curated by PRAXES. Solo exhibitions and performances include those at Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany (2016).
The event has been organised in partnership with Exeter College and is supported by Exeter City Council.
Room C0.09, Exeter College, Centre for the Creative Industries Victoria Yard, Off Queen Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3SR
(from a press release)
(image: screen grab of the Spacex site, featuring Camshafts in the Rain, courtesy of the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London)
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