Posted by Gemma Boon
We like to look around and see what happens in the art world outside of The Netherlands. Today: Art news from London.
27th April – 25th May 2014
Auto Italia South East
What does “being an artist” mean as the skills and production methods of artists become increasingly embedded across other industries? Auto Italia South – an artist run organisation that commissions and produces new work, collaborating directly with emerging artists – wil try to find an answer to that question with opti-ME*. This month-long exhibition and event series brings together a selection of creative workers to interrogate the role of the artist, both as model for radical change and as self-promotional strategist. Exploring different types of artistic agency and modes of (identity) production, invited collaborators will occupy a transformed Auto Italia space, using it as an experimental testing-ground for new work and proposals.
This confined setting that reminds us of the television real life show Utopia might bring us some interesting new viewpoints. Auto Italia’s King’s Cross commercial unit will be re-designed to become a trade fair for identity capital – think-tanking what happens to artistic creation and exchange when everyone is acting in line with their personal brand. opti-ME* will present new proposals, performances, workshops, exchanges, and formats for new work. Read more about Opti-ME* on www.autoitaliasoutheast.org or visit Auto Italia South East at the Kunstvlaai Art Show in Amsterdam, May 21 – 25, 2014.
Auto Italia South East – Unit 2, 3 York Way, King’s Cross, N1C 4AE – London – UK.