Faith Wilson was commissioned to write a response to this exhibition, download the full poem here>>
This response to 'Beauty is in the Street' was commissioned by Ramp Gallery as part of an ongoing series of essays from young writers to explore and expand on Ramp's exhibition programme, providing a further space for critical dialogue and creative responses.
Faith Wilson is an artist and writer who lives and works in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, but her home is Hamilton. Her practice centres on the experience of the self, and the construction of her Samoan and Palagi identity.
Reimagining the city through the eyes of critically attuned and collective making practices which engage in the vital issues and materials of our contemporary landscape with resilience, humour, energy and transmutation.
Beauty is in the Street is an exhibition that begins in the everyday. What we wear, how we read, and the ways in which we move about and respond to the urban environment.
Including contributions from Areez Katki, Sione Monu, Lula Cucchiara, Luisa Tora and Molly Rangiwai-McHale, Ash Mosen / Mosen Studios, Rawiri Brown, Liv Worsnop/Plant Gang, Eleanor Cooper, Oliver van der Lugt, Luka Mues, Dawn Blood, Lulu Fang, Annie Mackenzie, Tendai John Mutambu, Bridget Riggir, Lana Lopesi, Ella Sutherland and Billie Popovic
Curated By Elle Loui August for Objectspace
>>click on coverpage to download the exhibition essays by Elle Loui August, Lana Lopesi, Bridget Riggr and John Mutambu - design by Ella Sutherland<<
This exhibition was developed for Objectspace in 2016. For Ramp Gallery, exhibition designer Biljana Popovic and curator Elle Loui August have reimagined elements of the exhibition in the new space.