86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR, 0121-771-1778
Thursday 12-6.30pm, Friday to Saturday 12-5pm
8 May – 13 June 2010
Eastside Projects present a new solo exhibition by Düsseldorf and London-based artist group hobbypopMUSEUM.
Believing that in artistic collaboration lies something other than compromise, something uniquely valuable, the group’s potent site-specific installations fuse painting with sound, performance and film to provoke ‘romantic optimism and painterly faux-naivety’.
hobbypopMUSEUM installations span painting, drawing, photo, film and sound to words, performance, sculpture and architecture. Which form the installation takes depends on the conditions of the site and chemistry of the group.
Eschewing the socio-political agenda typically associated with collective artmaking hobbypopMUSEUM stake their identity on the theatrics of fantasised scenarios and the strong narrative trail or journey through their exhibitions and happenings as a long-term ‘fight for ideas’.
This new commission follows recent gatherings in San Francisco and Enschede, Holland where the group travel, meet up, disperse and reconvene, leaving a thread of narrative behind discerned through their titles and slogans over the years – hobbypop rockt das haus, Wind is When Empty Coke Cans Start Singing, Theory of Everything, Welcome to Normal, Neo Psychico and GAMMA GAMMA.
The launch event is 6-9pm Friday 7 May.