“Road to Saignon” was by the window, next to the tree and the green metal beams and
relished the light and shadows they cast. “It flourished in perfect harmony
with its surroundings”
The exhibition in HOMEBASE KENSINGTONset out to bring art to those who happen to
be in the exhibition space at the time of the exhibition. It achieved this but also
raised philosophical questions about the purpose of art; the place of its creator;
and art’s relationship or impact on the space in which it is exhibited.
The exhibition was on the first floor of HomeBase Kensington. This venue was ideal
for Art in Unconventional Spaces. The strong response from visitors and staff to
the presence of artworks in their environment confirms that it is not “conventional”
space that makes art. Rather, art can reveal the hidden potentials of any space in
which it is exhibited.
WHAT IS ART’S PURPOSE? To interact with spaces; or to entertain humans; or to communicate?
Born for particular spaces or does art make its space? Is there “art destiny” and
if so, who controls it. Does “art destiny” steer each piece to the space that it
is destined to inhabit? Does art have its ownnarratives or stories of its encounters
in conventional and unconventional spaces. Does the space invite the art or does
art choose its space? For the talking Art exhibition visit TALKING ART
Special thanks to Mr Rob Herd, Manager HOMEBASE KENSINGTON, for his enthusiasm and
for providing the space for the exhibition. For more information on Art in Unconventional
Spaces or to leave a comment please e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org