AfterShock: Conflict, Violence and Resolution in Contemporary Art
Sainsbury Centre, UEA, Norwich
AfterShock was inspired by Indian artists' responses to religious intolerance, riots, terrorism and the ongoing nuclear stand-off with Pakistan. The exhibition has developed to include the work of 17 international artists, who use film, paint and sculpture to explore the images of political and social violence that confront us every day.
Norwich Gallery, George Street, Norwich
EAST International is an open submission exhibition held at Norwich Gallery and in the studios of Norwich School of Art and Design. The exhibition this year is selected by artist and curator Matthew Higgs and artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz and will show the work of 27 artists from Europe, North America and Britain. Also showing is EASTwork – four artists selected to show in EAST International have been commissioned to produce work for public spaces in and around Norwich.
OUTPOST - the artist run gallery based in Norwich presents solo shows ‘Swing’ by Coco Crampton and ‘The Loss of Remoteness’ by Matt Davis. In addition, OUTPOST has invited 10 artist led organisations - five from the UK and five from Europe to run temporary gallery spaces within the city’s Anglia Square shopping centre – ‘OUTPOST presents British and European Legs’.
Chapelfield of Dreams
The Garage, Chapelfield North, Norwich
The Garage presents ‘Chapelfield of Dreams’. A partnership between Norwich School of Art and Design and the North Earlham, Marlpit and Larkman Development Trust has commissioned The People Speak artist partnership to produce ‘Chapelfield of Dreams’ – a mass participatory visioning event in which visitors to Chapelfield Gardens, in Norwich city centre, can get involved in shaping a hypothetical future for the park.
Museum of Life
Norwich Castle Museum, Norwich
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery shows ‘Museum of Life’. German artist Karsten Bott has been invited by Norwich Castle to create a museum within a museum. This major installation will be assembled from the artist's 'Archive of Contemporary History’ - a vast collection of everyday objects that the artist has been collecting and cataloguing for the past two decades.
Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedicts Street, Norwich
Norwich Arts Centre shows ‘Bruce Lacey : My Life in Therapy’ - a journey through the bizarre world of Norfolk based performance artist Bruce Lacey. Also showing is ‘Waves’ by Iranian artist Zory (Farngis Shahrokhi) - a moving installation featuring images, video and sculpture exploring themes of personal, individual and mass displacement. ‘Rub Me Up The Wrong Way’ - a series of live art performances curated by Richard Dedominici will take over the Arts Centre.