Group show in collaboration with Rhiannon Chaloner
Craftivism is a participative exhibition responding to the resurgent interest in craft as it relates to socially-engaged art practice. It involves 14 projects developed by artists and collectives that work with craft-based traditions and activist practices, and who employ the tactics of ‘craftivism’ (combining crafting & activism) to question the prevailing codes of mass consumerism.
The artists involved engage with craft-based traditions through diverse practices including art, technology and fashion. Craftivism has been developed in relation to a range of contexts and includes nine artist-led participatory projects developed with local communities, shown as part of the exhibition.
Craftivism is an Arnolfini / Relational project curated by Zoë Shearman (Director, Relational), Geoff Cox (Associate Curator of Online Projects, Arnolfini) and Ann Coxon (Assistant Curator, Tate Modern).