16 projects in 16 weeks
Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge with Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
The Gallery, De Montfort University, Leicester
The Box Plymouth with KARST
This spring The Box Plymouth in partnership with KARST presents fig-futures, a series of four quick-fire exhibitions curated by Ben Borthwick. KARST is the final gallery to host fig-futures’ national tour of 16 shows in 16 weeks. This follows fig-2, where 50 exhibitions were staged in 50 weeks during 2015 at the ICA Studio, London.
The final fig-futures begins with drawings, paintings and videos by British artist Suzanne Treister, whose work speculates on the relationship between technology and alternative belief systems. For week two, Austrian sculptor and installation artist Eva Grubinger presents a 3D work that explores scale, context and the maritime as a metaphor. Paris-based Charlotte Moth will present architecture-inspired work in week three, including a new off-site installation in Plymouth’s iconic 1950s market building. In week four the programme will round off with Laura Eldret, whose work often involves audience participation, transforming KARST’s gallery into a social space to engage visitors and community groups.
ﬁg-futures is a new collecting scheme that is initiated under the framework of ﬁg-legacy. Supported by Arts Council England, Art Fund and Outset with six partnering institutions and public collections in the UK, ﬁg-futures will present 16 ﬁg-2 alumni artists outside London. Activating the same curatorial framework as ﬁg-2’s 50 projects in 50 weeks, each venue will organise 4 exhibitions in 4 consecutive weeks embedded in their programme.