Arndt Art Agency
A3 ONLINE EXHIBITION #2
As a continuation of A3’s series of exclusive, curated online exhibitions, we remain committed to bringing you closer to our artists, allowing our audience to gain access to pieces across our international network in Europe, the USA, Asia and the Pacific Region.
In acknowledging the global scope of the current uncertainties faced by each of us as individuals and as a community during the COVID-19 pandemic, A3 presents its second online exhibition that speaks directly to the challenges we are contending with as a result while presenting new ways of seeing in response.
1 June - 31 July 2020
Curated by Rachael Vance
ISAAC CHONG WAI
UJI “HAHAN” HANDOKO
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE EXHIBITION WITH ARTSY
With the urgency of the world’s attention centered on protecting our lives at a scale we have never known, it can be difficult to put creative practice in perspective. We believe there is nothing more grounding than artistic practices that inspire us and project a future beyond the current crisis.
With the drastic measures and restrictions to our daily lives, we want to continue to connect with you our audience and establish circular communication between our artists during the extraordinary circumstances that we find ourselves in. While social-distancing, self-isolating and working from home, the coming weeks and months will be unprecedented for all of us. With many housebound, it is now more than ever so important to maintain communications.
In recent years, art has become accelerated and often short-lived. The current circumstances force us to slow down. It is a chance to catch our breath. We want to share something positive from these constraints and turn our attention to those who inspire us, rather than find unnecessary distraction in extrospection.
The group online exhibition RESET provides insights into the current creative musings from our network of artists who are experiencing the unprecedented opportunity to pause with a sense of quiet in the face of such turbulence. To reorient, recalibrate and distill ideas: to reset.
In this way, the artists presenting new works have been able to increasingly reflect, contemplate and find strong focus. To get back to basics. Whether this be exploring the current societal shifts and associated reactions and emotions, or to experiment with an aspect of their practice they have always wanted to, or perhaps to investigate innovative adaptions or dialogues with previous projects or series’. Notions of distance, separation, disturbance, introspection and change are located within the pieces. Aside from new pieces, historical works by artists conveying ideas of artistic re-invention that connect with such opportunities of the current moment also complement this curation.
The show shares an array of very personal observations by a selection of contemporary artists with our international audience in order to connect and share a range of positions and provide clarity. In this way, RESET reinforces the importance and value placed on the role of the artist within society in being able to expound and tap into unique perspectives in order to imagine potential futures beyond our current experiences. It is our intention that this exhibition will provide a renewed sense of solidarity during such an exceptional moment in history.
ARNDT ART AGENCY (A3)
A3 is an agency for a select group of artists who seek strategic advice and management in today’s global art world and its markets. The agency also offers global advisory services for private and corporate collections and institutions, working across a broad range of curated projects and is committed to presenting thought provoking art at the forefront of the contemporary art world without compromise.