Young Athenians, DESTROY
Curated by Neil Mulholland www.youngathenians.co.uk 9th September
Tam A, Kim Coleman & Jenny Hogarth, Craig Coulthard, Keith Farquhar, Tommy Grace, Darius Jones, David MacLean, Ellen Munro, One O’clock Gun, Mullen & Lee, Keith MacIsaac, Katie Orton, Kate Owens, Sophie Rogers, Robin Scott, Catherine Stafford.
Get Around Town,
Young Athenians was a major group exhibition showcasing, in context, a group of artists whose work has developed in
William Playfair’s 1850 RSA building, the archetype of the neoclassical style in
“Destroy Athens is an attempt to challenge the ways in which identities and behaviours are determined through stereotypical descriptions. The notion of ‘Athens’ – as the archetypal city that has become emblematic in terms of stereotypes – is used as a metaphor for this feeling of extra-determination or entrapment that the stereotype inflicts upon the personal sense of identity and social behaviour. ‘Destruction’ is used as the term for the possibility of action against the stereotype.” -
The Young Athenians exhibition attempted to use
It is impossible to ignore
Similar problems of overcoming the false expectations of inherited of urban ‘heritage’ can be found in
The 18 artists in the exhibition are Tam A, Kim Coleman & Jenny Hogarth, Craig Coulthard, Keith Farquhar, Tommy Grace, Darius Jones, David MacLean, Ellen Munro, One O’Clock Gun, Mullen & Lee, Keith MacIsaac, Katie Orton, Kate Owens, Sophie Rogers, Robin Scott, Catherine Stafford.
These artists have gained prominence and recognition nationally and, in some cases, internationally despite their peripheral location in
Young Athenians features a variety of disciplines from drawing and painting (Tam A, MacLean, Grace, Coulthard, Rogers) to publications (Zug, Babliography, The One O’ Clock Gun), sculpture (Scott, Farquhar, Orton, Owens), jewellery (