Black Mirror: Magic in Art explores the influences and roles of magic, enchantment and the occult in contemporary art and how they function as aesthetic, conceptual and political forces. Black Mirror will showcase the work of fourteen internationally recognised artists, including Plymouth College of Art's Associate Dean of Media Judith Noble.
The exhibition, showing in TheGallery at Arts University Bournemouth, utilises a multi-disciplined curatorial approach of 2D, 3D, film, video and performance art.
Challenging the premise that the magical and occult have been much marginalised within the scholarship of twentieth-century art, seen in opposition to enlightenment and progressive values. Artists draw on the magical to propose that enchantment and occult are intertwined with contemporary issues.
The accompanying publication is available to purchase from TheGallery at AUB, and features works and biographies by the artists participating in the Black Mirror: Magic in Art exhibition as well as an introduction by Dominic Shepherd, which contextualises the work on display. Contributions by Professor Emma Hunt and essays by Jesse Bransford and Willem de Bruijn also aim to open up further avenues of investigation into the realm of magic, art and architecture.
Exhibiting artists include:
Jesse Bransford, Clinical Associate Professor; Department Chair, NYU Steinhardt
Siân Bowen, Professor of Drawing, AUB
Lindsey Bull, Artist
Tom Butler, Artist
Willem de Bruijn, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, AUB
Tessa Farmer, Artist
Heywood and Condie, Artists
Jason Martin, Artist
Judith Noble, Associate Dean Media, Plymouth College of Art
Paula Rego, Artist
Dominic Shepherd, Associate Professor Fine Art, AUB
Mark Titchner, Artist
Suzanne Treister, Artist
Marie von Heyl, Artist
What: Black Mirror: Magic in Art exhibition
When: Thursday 23 November 2017 - Thursday 1 February 2018
Where: TheGallery at Arts University Bournemouth