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SPIKE ISLAND

133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX
0117 929 2266

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Tues-Sun 12-5 During Exhibitions

Bristol Temple Meads / bus506 to Cumberland Road

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SRIWHANA SPONG : IDA-IDA
Apr 6 - Jun 16, 2019
Spike Island presents Sriwhana Spong’s largest exhibition to date outside of her native New Zealand. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures based on the traditional Balinese gamelan and a new film, shot in and around the artist’s ancestral home in Bali, Indonesia.
Her new film, titled The painter-tailor (2019), constructs a family portrait from 16mm film and HD video footage collected by the artist, her relatives, and the family dog. The hook to which the film repeatedly returns is an untitled painting by Spong’s grandfather, I Gusti Made Rundu (1918–1993), which hangs in the ancestral home in Sanur, Bali. This painting, the intimate surroundings of the family compound, and her father’s memories weave a net in which fragments relating to the effects of colonisation, invasion, and tourism on image-making in Bali gather.
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MERIÇ ALGÜN : DAY CRAVING NIGHT
Sep 28 - Dec 8, 2019
Private view Fri Sep 27 6pm - 9pm
For her solo exhibition at Spike Island, Stockholm-based artist Meriç Algün presents a series of new and recent works that explore the precarious nature of love in a world obsessed with individualism, consumption and borders. Bringing together a wide range of resources from the Carboniferous period to today, the exhibition takes the form of a spatial collage that draws analogies between love, nature and culture.
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Click to enlargeIMRAN PERRETTA : THE DESTRUCTORS
Sep 28 - Dec 8, 2019
Private view Fri Sep 27 6pm - 9pm
the destructors is a solo exhibition and major new film commission by London-based artist Imran Perretta. Drawing on the artist’s own experience as a young man of Bangladeshi heritage, the film explores personal and collective experiences of marginalisation and oppression. Shot on location in Tower Hamlets, East London, it reconsiders the figure of alienated male youth, exploring the complexities of ‘coming of age’ for young Muslim men living in the UK.
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