Parallax #2 is an exhibition that brings together staff and student work from ASP Katowice in Poland and Chelsea College of Arts. Parallax #2 explores the art school.The project asks questions about what an art school is and what it might become. Parallax acknowledges that an art school’s function is a test site: one that allows for discourse to be enacted through making work, where ideas and approaches, methods and technologies are shared, challenged and developed.
Parallax #2 is the second exhibition of an international exchange between Katowice in Poland and Chelsea. The first exhibition took place in Poland in June–September 2015. Parallax #1 marked the completion of the Katowice Fine Art Academy’s new building. The work responded directly to the architecture of the purpose-built art school and was installed in the months before the students moved in.The art school building at Chelsea, steeped in history and reimagined over generations of occupants provides a very different context for Parallax #2.The artworks, made in a range of media including film, photography, text, performance and sculpture provide responses to what an art school may be: as a place, an idea, a community, a set of histories or as an architectural site.
21st–27th October 2016
Triangle Space and Cookhouse Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU