BEYOND THE FATIGUED EYE
Jan 23 - Mar 30, 2017
Arnolfini’s galleries will largely break with the convention of presenting an unchanging exhibition of visual art, providing instead a space for artists’ to develop work during residencies, exploring the boundaries between audience and performer through the presentation of work-in-progress, with a focus on participation. Appropriating a phrase from Neagu’s 1969 Palpable Art Manifesto, Beyond the Fatigued Eye hints at the need to consider the potential of art to operate beyond the presentation of a finished, aesthetic experience, asking how art can help us to respond to challenges, whether technological or societal, that threaten culture’s relevance?
PERFORMANCE ARCHIVE DISPLAY
Jan 24 - Apr 9, 2017
This spring we will be showing archival displays of three key performance pieces which took place at Arnolfini in the 1970s and 80s.
THE STAGE (WORKING TITLE)
Feb 14 - Mar 26, 2017
A collaborative project with the Master of Architecture course at UWE Bristol. Michael Daley, Subarna Gurung, Dhaval Hasmuclal, Thomas Sale, students tutored by Jonathan Mosley.
BABE 2017: BRISTOL ARTISTS BOOK EVENT
Apr 1 - 2, 2017
Its back! The sixth biennial festival of artist book making, featuring the work of bookmakers and small presses from around the world.
BASIM MAGDY: THE STARS WERE ALIGNED FOR A CENTURY OF NEW BEGINNINGS
Apr 14 - Jun 18, 2017
Arnolfini presents The Stars Were Aligned For a Century of New Beginnings, the first UK solo exhibition by Egyptian artist Basim Magdy.