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The Weight of the World in Exeter: Sean Lynch exhibition spans the Phoenix and the RAMM

The Spacex, in partnership with the Exeter Phoenix and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, presents The Weight of the World, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Sean Lynch featuring three new video commissions and the UK premiere of the projected video element of Adventure: Capital, that represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale 2015.

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Crowdfunding success for Exeter’s contemporary visual arts organisation Spacex

Spacex, Exeter’s contemporary visual arts organisation, has successfully raised £10,000 to support its new artists residency programme. Hundreds of people have donated money to the campaign, and in return will receive artworks, posters and publications.

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Spacex kickstarter aims for artist residencies and public events

Spacex, Exeter’s acclaimed contemporary visual art organisation, is at a challenging yet exciting point in its 40 year history. After temporary closure in response to funding cuts, the organisation has transformed the way it works. In place of being a gallery with a rolling programme of exhibitions Spacex now produces projects in collaboration with a wide range of partners.

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White Male, 36 Years Old, Average Height, No Pets, Out of Shape and Anxious

When Mathew Sawyer was the Guardian’s artist of the week, it was revealed you would be unlikely to see him play his music live – he has a fear of public performances. So it’s a bit of a coup for the Spacex that Mathew will be performing tunes from his latest album. It’s all part of the artist’s first solo show in a public gallery.

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Enjoy ‘stuff’! We Can Have It All, at the Spacex

Laura White image
Image: Laura White, We Can Have It All, (detail) Spacex, 2012. Image courtesy the artist.

We Can Have It All, refreshingly declares the title of Laura White’s solo show at the Spacex gallery, Exeter. The show promises to question value, taste and our relationship with consumer culture.

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Botched and beautiful, sculptural furniture with abstract balance: Michael Samuels’ This Was Tomorrow at the Spacex, Exeter

Michael Samuels, Tragedy of the Commons
Michael Samuels, Tragedy of the Commons, 2012. Photo Roberto Rubalcava & Beate Sonnenberg. Courtesy Rokeby, London

Anyone who’s tried to put furniture together can feel an affinity to Michael Samuels’ This Was Tomorrow at the Spacex, Exeter.

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Everything Keeps Dissolving: coiling the sound of Coil

detail of Salvatore Arancio Active Spatter Cone Upon Rocks and Boulders

Part of Salvatore Arancio’s exhibition An Arrangement of Materials Ejected at the Spacex is a sound piece (Everything Keeps Dissolving), using a tune from experimental electronic band Coil, originally created to represent what’s coyly refered to ‘a certain hallucinogenic chemical’.

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Community knowledge shared in The Recipe Exchange at the Spacex

Recipe Exchange

The Spacex is presenting the next step in community cookbooks – a tradition which has apparently been around since the 15th century – with an exhibition of The Recipe Exchange, an  ongoing project by artist Helen Pritchard, which has been developed off-site and online since September 2010 in consultation with residents of two villages in East Devon.

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