Exploiting the scale and architectural qualities of the abandoned TK Maxx store, the exhibition will include a range of contemporary art practice, but with an emphasis on sculpture, film and audio-visual work. It will include work by recent graduates selected from northern art schools, and other young artists, together with a number of more established international artists. Located in the empty shell of a former shopping space, the project exists in the context of economic recession and attempts by local authorities, business and commercial developers to disguise economic decline, commercial inactivity and property blight with a facade of cultural activity. The Plaza Principle will include attempts to create a critical framework within which to acknowledge and critique its own complicity in such processes.
The Plaza Principle is curated by Chris Bloor and Derek Horton.
|Schools:||School of Art, Design and Architecture|
School of Art, Design and Architecture > Creative Interdisciplinary Research Centre > Digital Media: Materiality and Performativity in Creative Practices
|Event Title:||the plaza principle|
|Event Location:||The exhibition will take place in the shell of the former TK Maxx store in The Leeds Shopping Plaza, a shopping mall in Leeds surrounded by the streets of Bond Street, Albion Street, Boar Lane and Lower Basinghall Street.|
|Event Dates:||October 2010|
|Deposited By:||Jill Townsley|
|Deposited On:||02 Jun 2011 16:04|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 09:40|