Cuckoo Farm Studios
Studio Space for Artists in Essex
NFASP Member Essex County Council

For the Love of Avocados

Date: 26 May 2020 00:00 to 26 June 2020 23:59
Details:

Launching on the 26th May with a live party which will be a DJ set hosted through the Art Exchange Facebook page from 7pm. We hope you can join us to celebrate. 

https://www.facebook.com/ArtExchangeUoE/

 

The MA Curatorial students from the University of Essex invite you to their online exhibition. As a group of home and international students living in England, they chose to focus on the stereotypes of young people in modern Britain and challenge these through artistic practices.


Taking an alternative approach, this exhibition highlights the candid moments of everyday life for young people in modern Britain. It explores the ways in which young people navigate the quotidian complexities, difficulties and misconceptions of British life today.


For the Love of Avocados explores the everyday experience of young people as a unique generation growing up with precarity as a determining condition, in the form of austerity, climate change, the rise of the far right, and generational political divides. This free exhibition hopes to connect these dramatic, sweeping conditions with the varied, local lived experiences of young people today. As an online show, we aim to explore these ideas not only through the artworks themselves, but by placing them in dialogue with an enhanced online public programme of live and recorded videos, featuring discussions with artists, key thinkers, academics and curators.


For the Love of Avocados displays contemporary projects, new commissions and never seen before pieces, providing an insight to the lives of young people today. The exhibition will be archived online for a year, post the exhibition. Artists include; Amy Turnbull, Conor Rogers, Emma Noone, Flo Brooks, Gabriele Zemaityte,  Georgina Hill, Scott Young and Talia Ellis.

Curated by; Amelia Bewsher, Andriani Sfika, Fengyi Jiang, Grace Watson, Rafaela Sousa, Sam Saunders, Sarah Lawrence, Tingzhi Chen and Yujia Zhang.


Art plays a central role in the composition of generational identity and now, more than ever, it is important to reveal the actuality of the broke millennial behind the avocado.


Take a break from the pandemic and join them from the 26 th May
until 26th June online at https://avocados.artexchange.org.uk/