PSAS - PS ART SPACE

22 Pakenham Street, Fremantle

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Closed Public Holidays, Free Admission

T 9430 8145

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CIOMA (CONTEMPORARY INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART)

Jessee Lee Johns

19 May - 22 June 2018

Tue-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm

 

OPENING Friday 25 May, 6.30pm-8pm

RSVP essential to laure@psas.com.au

 

CIOMA (Contemporary Institute Of Modern Art) will consist of building an entirely new institution on the ground floor of PSAS. The work is a response to the ongoing closure of ARI’s and continued funding cuts to the arts in our state, and will examine the lowered expectations that we must accept as artists developing new work in response to the political and cultural landscape we now inhabit. CIOMA will in turn host a residency space with invited artists, musicians and other cultural creatives responding to the notion of a fictional institution. This project represents the most ambitious work undertaken to date and seeks to provide a platform for expression for emerging and established west Australian artists. Additional to the constructed residency space CIOMA will also house a functional workshop, a toilet, a small vegetable garden, a rainwater tank and a chook pen. As an instrumental component to the work, the artist’s presence as a performer for the five week duration will legitimise and operate the space as a fully autonomous and functional entity in itself.

 

Jessee Lee Johns, The Commonwealth of New Bayswater (2017) presented by High Tide 17, Fremantle. Photo: James Whineray

 

Image courtesy of Katie Breckon

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