Curated by Adam Carr
As the inaugural exhibition of MOSTYN’s new programme of exhibitions, Y O U addresses, and dialogues with, the time in which it takes place. It brings together works by five international artists that invite or require your involvement, aiming to create close relationships with you, the audience.
Y O U will engage you in ways that you may not be accustomed to in relation to your experience of artworks and exhibitions to date. As it will respond to you, and is subject to perpetual change and re-order in accordance to your activity, it will challenge conventional codes of behaviour in the context of a gallery space.
While the exhibition considers the art historical background of the relationship between artwork and viewer, and its growing status over time, it asks, how do these works engage and forge relationships with audiences in distinctively different ways from any other works of art? How is the role of the viewer elevated and placed into the centre uniquely? Through exhibiting artworks that engender such questions, Y O U hopes to build an alliance between you, the artwork and MOSTYN itself.
In addition to the artworks on view is a display by the School of Psychology, Bangor University comprising cultural artifacts, documents and other items showing the connection between physical objects and our cognition. In so doing, the intention is to place the artworks by the participating artists in a broader cultural and contextual field, and enlarge upon our engagement with, and perception of, objects in general.
This exhibition is accompanied by a solo presentation of the work of Keith Arnatt and is the first set of exhibitions of MOSTYN’s new programme, curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator.