Band / Ties

Elly Clarke (UK), Caitlin Griffiths (UK),
Björn Karlsson (SWE) and Hanna Ljungh (SWE)
Curated by Charlie Levine and Suvi Lehtinen

Launch Tuesday 22nd January 2013 5-7pm
Open Monday – Friday 10am -5pm until 20th February

ARTicle, B.I.A.D., Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX

Cross-overs, connections, ties and links can expose themselves at random moments. Relationships can be born out of incidental meetings. The curators of the exhibition Band / Ties, Charlie Levine (Birmingham, UK) and Suvi Lehtinen (Stockholm, Sweden) met over a dinner during the summer in Berlin, through a mutual friend and curatorial partner Elly Clarke. It was during this chance meeting that the idea of the exhibition was developed.

Charlie and Suvi decided to bring together two Birmingham based artists and two Stockholm based artists for an exhibition that focuses on relationships, with people, places, families, and communities. The artists involved explore where it is they belong (or don’t), looking at where they’re from (or how this notion of origin is complicated), or the communities they’re involved in. The exhibition aims to forge links between cities and between the artistic communities of these places.

Natural overlaps and connections are made within all the works, and new opportunities develop.

With support from