xvi collective are proud to present Secret Histories, a cooperative exhibition at pitch 19 as part of this years Sluice art fair.
Sluice is an artist/curator run art fair for young galleries and projects, co-directed by Karl England and Ben Street. Staged in a Victorian warehouse in Bermondsey, during Frieze week, Sluice 2013 is conceived as a diverse exhibition, embracing and building on the collaborative nature of the 37 participating projects. Rather than adhering strictly to the booths of the traditional art fair – the open plan nature of Sluice allows for dialogues to develop amongst participating artists, galleries and visitors.
47-49 Tanner St, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3PL.
18th Oct: 12 – 7pm Press and collectors private view (RSVP)
19th Oct: 12 – 9pm Open to public
20th Oct: 12 - 9pm Open to public (Closing private view from 6 – 9pm)
What is hidden, just out of view? We are all driven to try and explain our existences through the stories we tell. Often what we leave out is as important as what we choose to reveal. Like an old photo album where the absent pictures have left ghostly shapes on the paper and enigmatic text that hints at what was.
Artists in the xvi collective often work by appropriating visual imagery and ideas from the past – from popular culture, personal and historical sources. Some take a conceptual approach responding to how our movements are recorded without our knowledge or more formally and site specifically – responding directly to materials that have been placed within a defined space. Others are concerned with how the various roles they take on in their daily lives inform the work they produce.
xvi performances during Sluice 2013
Caro Halford, Prescription Only:
Friday 18th from 12pm -9pm on the hour
Saturday 19th Oct 12pm -9pm 3pm 4pm & 5pm
Sunday 20th Oct 12pm -9pm every 2 hours
Karolina Magnusson Murray, Magic Shop:
Roaming the Fair
Friday 18th 2.30pm – 3pm
Saturday 19th 3 – 4pm
Sylva Dean & Me
Friday – 12pm -1pm Intermittently
Sunday 20th Oct – 7.15pm