Eyes of Society
Curated by the New Regionalism Project
Seeing Art Through the Lens of Social Commentary
The Eyes of Society exhibition by the New Regionalism Project seeks to showcase outstanding works of social commentary, and create an awareness of the correlation between independent culture, free expression in the arts, and open, democratic society.
Clare Allin, Francesca Chan, Stephen Hayes, Julia Hepburn, Emanuel Pavao, Azadeh Pirazimian, Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart, Anthony Taylor, Mariana Topfsedt, and Yaohua Yan.
Visit the work of these artists in Booth D273 in Zone D
Social commentary has long been a key function of independent artists. Since the time of the Industrial Revolution, regional art movements have emerged every few generations in response to social and economic injustice, environmental concerns, and the failure of political systems to effectively address the most pressing issues of the day. The works in this exhibition demonstrate that not only can art be about something, it can also reflect the aesthetic traditions of skill, craftsmanship, continuity of meaning; and yet, still be outstanding in the cutting-edge, cultural milieu of our day – 'contemporary’.
The recipient of this year's award will be chosen by the artists of this summer's Eyes Of Society exhibition at the Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria: April SGaana Jaad White, Anja Karisik, Sophie Lavoie, Jim Hart, Gwaai Edenshaw, Jaalen Edenshaw, Gary Landon, Andrew Cheddie Sookrah and W. David Ward.
Head to the award ceremony on Friday July 6th at 5:30 PM in the Beer Garden to find out who the winner is of the 2018 Eyes of Society - Social Commentary Award.
For more information about the New Regionalism Project please see their website.