Higher! Higher! Lower, Lower. Louder! Louder! Softer, Softer is an exhibition that unfolds over one year with contributions by Zarouhie Abdalian, Dean Bowen, Gwenneth Boelens, stanley brouwn, Liu Chao-tze, Theo van Doesburg, Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Grigely, Gordon Hall, Ian Kiaer, Elena Narbutaite, Kate Newby,Shanta Rao, Katie West, Ma Qiusha and friends.
Building from Shimmer’s first program of fading exhibitions in, through, and out of each other, we now shift rhythms by curating singular artworks over stretches of time. Higher! Higher! Lower, Lower. Louder! Louder! Softer, Softer embodies slow deliberate processes with a changing register. By doing so the exhibition moves like water, unfixed, in motion. We understand the exhibition as a choreographic score where through shifting rhythms, registers, and movements artworks overlap, where ideas and generations cross-over. The format of our exhibition unfolds over time, opening up and crossing conceptual, spatial, and temporal borders.
We are entering into times of deep environmental, global and mechanical change, where we need all the knowledge and crossovers we can get our hands-on. On our horizon are radical shifts of what and how we mean to each other, how we come together and how we share. With this in mind, we curate to reconsider the past to shape the future and to better accomodate us in the present. To not confine a history, a practice, a thought, an audience particular categories, but to give us all as much room as possible to draw alliances with artworks and each other.
Within and through the expanded group exhibition is Sunday Mornings With... our event program. Far from animating and articulating artworks, the program aims to create an environment where bodies, materials, ideas, and conversations come together, as a place to seed new ideas for both artistic practices and the community that surrounds Shimmer.
September: Gwenneth Boelens, Liu Chao-tze, Shanta RaoOctober: Zarouhie Abdalian, Gwenneth Boelens, Shanta Rao, Elena NarbutaiteėėNovember: Zarouhie Abdalian, Gwenneth Boelens, Dean Bowen, Marcel Duchamp, Elena NarbutaiteėDecember: Zarouhie Abdalian, Marcel Duchamp, Elena Narbutaite, Ma QiushaJanuary: Zarouhie Abdalian, Theo van Doesburg, Gordon Hall, Ma QiushaFeburary: Theo van Doesburg, Joseph Grigely, Gordon Hall, Ian Kiaer, Ma QiushaMarch: Theo van Doesburg, Joseph Grigely, Gordon Hall, Ian Kiaer, Kate NewbyApril: Joseph Grigley, Gordon Hall, Ian Kiaer, Kate NewbyMay: Kate Newby, Katie WestJune: Katie West, stanely brouwnJuly: stanely brouwn
This program is funded by a modest savings generated by Shimmer's directors and run on a volunteer basis. If you would like to support this program, kindly get in touch.