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Key building in the centre of town, Victorian style:

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Morecombe Bay – Competition

14 Jan 2019

New Kendal art space Cross Lane Projects

presents 350 artists from 42 countries in
March exhibitions ‘Miniscule’ and ‘Flugblätter’

On 23 March, Cross Lane Projects in Kendal is delighted to offer to the public a consciously international line up as it opens two new exhibitions in the run up to Brexit*

Rebecca Scott, Co-Founder of Cross Lane Projects, comments of the forthcoming exhibitions: “We are proud to be international in outlook and to celebrate collaborations with artists in Europe, at a time when our future relationship with Europe is much-debated. Our spring exhibitions are Flugblätter, curated by Düsseldorf-based artist Birgit Jensen, and Miniscule, curated by Croatian-born independent curator and artist, Vanya Balogh. Both these exciting and wide-ranging shows bring together artists of many nationalities and are initiated by Europeans. So our spring programme makes a nod to the contribution of European nationals to the culture of this country.”

Flugblätter, which translates as ‘flyers’ or ‘flying letters’, sees 130 artists share their artistic responses to globalisation in an innovative and thought-provoking exhibition. To create the show, artist Birgit Jensen approached artists she knew from around the world, inviting them to contribute an image and accompanying text by email. Each contribution reflects a different perspective on the transformations of our society in recent years – whether philosophical, social, political, economical or ecological – including reflections on the changes the artists have experienced locally in the 41 different countries in which they live. Jensen comments “We live in a time of quick changes. There are increasing tensions between different groups of society. Fragmentation, growing extremism, nationalism, racism and exploitation are only a few of the consequences. Climate change and our egotistical attitude towards nature confronts us with unpredictable dangers.

In the same time we witness an immense advance of communication technology and social networking in our personal surroundings. I wanted to find out how artists I know all over the world deal with the transformations around them. Do they effect their thinking, their attitude, does this have an effect on their artistic practice? I got a very wide range of different answers to my questions. I was very surprised. The result reads like an extremely complex and fascinating investigation around art and culture. Art can play many different roles in our society.” The participating artists are working with all kinds of different media, they are male and female, old and young, some of them are in the spotlight of public attention and some are only known to insiders.

Miniscule 2 is a new exhibition presenting carefully considered, imaginative but seriously tiny, fragile art objects – an exquisite mass of breeding minisculism. Over 220 artists, including ten artists based in Cumbria, have been invited to submit a diminutive art object of any genre or media but with one simple proviso: the maximum size of the work is that of the common matchbox; 2” by 1.5”. It is curated by Vanya Balogh, who comments “Here we will find a toy-box destruction derby of high-concept in abject competition, a kaleidoscope cross-cut of current making and thinking but one set in an equal arena, although admittedly it may be biased towards the ‘less is more’ camp. Is an object to be judged by its size? Does size really matter? Can we say that the London Eye has more impact on the art world than a bicycle wheel?”

Together the two exhibitions include contributions from Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Poland, Turkey, Italy, Cyprus, Cuba, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Russia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Togo, Senegal, Argentina, Chile, Iran, Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, Canada, the USA and more.

After a public launch event on the evening of Friday 22 March, both exhibitions will be open from 12 to 6pm, Thursday to Saturday through until 18 May 2019.

Cross Lane Projects is founded by Cumbria-born artist Rebecca Scott and her husband Mark Woods, a sculptor. The pair have established Cross Lane Projects with the aim of bringing new contemporary art and debate to Cumbria, presenting a curated programme of three exhibitions of contemporary art each year, accompanied by public talks and discussion events, featuring the work of local, international and British artists.

Flugblätter and Miniscule 2

23 March to 18 May 2019, Thursday to Saturday, 12 to 6pm

Cross Lane Projects, Cross Lane, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5LB.

Exhibition preview:  Friday 22 March, from 6–8pm

Background

The exhibition Flugblätter was originally presented in Künstler Gut Loitz e.V. in Loitz an der Peene in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany in August 2017 (in collaboration with Barbara Camilla Tucholski) and then in the exhibition space of Pictura in Dordrecht, Netherlands in March 2018 (in collaboration with Teresiña Talarico). In September 2018 it was shown in Maebashi, Japan (in collaboration with Kenzo Onoda and art & culture, Maebashi).

Miniscule 2 is a sequel to the exhibition Miniscule curated and devised by artists Vanya Balogh and Jim Racine, and presented at Oblong Gallery, London in June 2010.

*At time of release, the date that Britain is due to leave the EU is 29 March 2019.

Artists included in Flugblätter at Cross Lane Projects:

Moussa Séne Absa SN, Bill Allen US, Markus Ambach DE, Ulrike Arnold DE, Liz Bachhuber US, Vanya Balogh HR, Gudrun Barenbrock DE, Rainer Barzen DE, Heinz Baumüller AT, Christine Bernhard DE, Benjamin Bohnsack DE, Frank Bölter DE, Hans Brändli CH, Christoph Bucher CH, Julia Bünnagel DE, Luca Buvoli IT, Christian Deckert DE, Nikola Dicke DE, Arpad Dobriban HU, Susanne Fasbender DE, Frank Fenstermacher DE, Hercules Fisherman IR/GB, Pia Fries CH, Harald Fuchs DE, Shrutti Garg IN, Clemens Botho Goldbach DE, Paul Goodwin GB, Melissa Gordon US, Ted Green US, Ingo Günther DE/US, Jutta Haeckel DE, Wolfgang Hahn DE, Mark Harris GB, Lucy Harvey NZ, Isabelle Hayeur CA, Gabriele Horndasch DE, Bruno Jakob CH, Marcus Jansen DE, Halina Jaworski PL/IL/DE, Otto Jeschke DE, Sigmund de Jong NL, Celina Jure AR, Hüseyin Karakaya TR, Dagmar Keller / Martin Wittwer DE/CH, Nak Beom Kho KR, Roman Klonek PL/DE, Michael Kortländer DE, Evangelos Koukouwitakis GR, Gereon Krebber DE, Kirsten Krüger DE, Florian Kuhlmann DE, Stefan Kürten DE, Ton van der Laaken NL, Benje LaRico US, Jon Erlend Larsen NO, Denise Lasagni CH/FR, Silke Leverkühne DE, Nataly Maier DE/IT, Zhenia Couso Martell CU, Kaoli Mashio JP, Keisuke Matsuura JP, Christian Megert CH, Aron Mehzion ER, Peter Mell DE, Carmengloria Morales CL, Nicole Morello FR, Benjamin Nachtwey DE, Peter Nagel DE, Hanne Nagel-Axelsen DK, Holger Nickisch DE/NL, Michalis Nicolaides CY, Walter Nikkels NL, Hannes Norberg DE, Anita Oettershagen DE, Kenzo Onoda JP, Driss Ouadahi DZ, Marleen Oud NL, Heike Pallanca DE, Mark Patsfall US, Mark Pepper / Beza Alemu-Pepper DE/ET, Roxane Permar US, Wolfgang Pilz DE, Udo Rathke DE, Hamdi Reda EG, Kai Rheineck DE, Melanie Richter DE, Patrick Rieve DE, Alexander Roob DE, Ingrid Roscheck DE, Valentin Rothmaler DE, Glen Rubsamen US, Stefan Saffer DE, Mia Saharla FI, Leunora Salihu XK, Jochen Saueracker DE, Thyra Schmidt DE, Lars Ulrich Schnackenberg DE, Hansjörg Schneider DE, Nicola Schrudde DE, Max Schulze DE, Helmut Schweizer DE, Rebecca Scott GB, Michael Seeling DE, Marcus Sendlinger DE, Sean Shanahan IE, Thomas Stricker CH, Yuji Takeoka JP,  Teresiña Talarico CL/DE, David Thomas AU, Patrick Thomas GB, Barthélémy Toguo CM, Barbara Camilla Tucholski DE, Sunok U KR, Natascha Ulianova RU, Jarno Vesala FI, Haichuan Wang CN, Deborah Wargon AU, Etsuko Watanabe JP, Shirley Wegner IL, Stefan à Wengen CH, Barbara Westermann US, Suse Wiegand DE, Christopher Winter GB, Mark Woods GB, Christoph Worringer DE, Mounia Youssef LB/TG, Miro Zahra CZ, Uta Zaumseil DE, Tu Zeng CN.

Artists included in Miniscule 2 at Cross Lane Projects:

Ozgul Arslan, Kunbo Meng, David Redfern, Jill Gibson, Martha Parsey, Paul Hazelton, Riitta Hakkarainen, Liz Sheridan, Thomas J Ridley, Marisa Polin, Sarah Pager, Anna Mortimer, Jim Racine, Meriliis Rinne, Bob Lawson, Mandee Gage, Mahaut Harley Leca, Anna Fairchild, Steve Pettengell, Tabitha Knight, Angela Wright, Maslen & Mehra, Tisna Westerhof, Penelope Payne, Ashley Scott Fitzgerald, Toby Morgan, Susan Supercharged, Susan Haire, Catherine Syl, Tracey Moberly, Fiona Haines, Maria Teresa Gavazzi, Tiziana Mandolesi, Jeanne Suspluga, Christopher Clack, Andrew Stys, Noel Grassy Macken, Thomas Behling, Michael Petry, Elli Lestas, Phillip Raymond Goodman, Veronica Shimanovskaya, Kerry Baldry, Sooz Belnavis, Stefan Draschan & Kinga Jakabffy, John Plowman, Vanya Balogh, Joseph Sakoilsky, Susan Schulman, Piyali Gosh, Alina Gavrielatos, Susana Lopez Fernandez, Venetia Nevill, Almuth Tebbenhoff, KeelerTornero, Pascal Rousson, Vera Jefferson, Toko Yamamoto, Natalija Jezova, Toby Bricheno, Jason Gibilaro, Tommy Seaward, Sripey J Kemfor, Richard Ducker, Mary T Spence, Joanna McCormick, Christina Mitrentse, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Cadi Froehlic, Alex Hinks, Ibby Doherty, Mark Wigan, Spizz Energi, EC, Kate Terry, Rebecca Scott, Mark Woods, Alejandro Pintado, Stimulus Ltd, Karen Ay, Anne-Mie Melis, Teo Robinson, Brent Wahl, Tim Lewis, Nina Atevic-Murtic, Louise Riley, Viktor Popovich, Ingrid Zee, Mark McGowan, Liz Bailey, Sol Archer, Daniel Devlin, Maurizio De Angelis, Gerladine Swayne, Emily Mould, Herzog Dellafiore, FREEE, Urban XXX, Bruce Mclean, Nina Saunders, Daniel Soyer, Petros Chrisostomou, Georgina McNamara, Francisco Da Mata, Kety Balogh, Bruce Campbell, Kate Stewart, Yanai Segal, Clayton Woods, Severed Heads Collective, Brad Pitts & Downey Juniors, Catherine Du Pont Marseille, EDZ, Anita Bryan, Stacie McCormick, Toni Gallagher, Jane Grisewood, Clive Burton, Caroline Gregory, Jane Karan, Zbigzibni Morecki, Lizzie Sykes, JL Reed, Kate Kotcheff, Fiona McAuliffe Artist Forte, Desdemona Varon, Gabriel Mulvey, Rebecca Feiner, Amy Warwick, Julia Maddison, Gina Southgate, Sabine Wannenmacher, Neda Dana-Haeri, Gordon Faulds, Deborah Bee Artist, Nicole Barclay, Keith Ball, Hannah Campion, Nadia Ballan, Nicholas Cheeseman, Calum F Kerr, Cathy Gale, Andrea Robinson, Doug Haywood, Beverley Isaacs, Paul Coombs, Meg Shirayama, Alice Herrick, Dannielle Hodson, Jessica Bailey, Miyuki Kasahara, John Stephens, Vanja Karas, Maria Jose Arceo, Melissa Alley, Paul Tecklenberg, Yael Atzmony, Eti More, Avivit Segal, Arie Berkowitz, Sarah Goldbart, Olga Jurgenson, Alexandre Bianchini, Kaori Homma, Graham Watson, Heather Cowie, Kate Gilman Brundett, Jude Cowan Montague, Annie Coxey, Mike Healey, Atty Bax, Sarah Kogan, Liz Helman, Petra Lea, Natasha Vicars, Mona K, Noriko Uno, Keiko Owada, Rigulio Graak, Susana Sanroman, Nicola Hicks, Birgit Jensen, Jochen Saueracker, Julius Hinks, Stella Whalley, Lucinda Burgess, Cassandra Mahoney, Tomaz Kramberger, Leila Houston, Daleya Marohn, Michael Croft, Sarah Doyle, Didi Nobin, Roger Clarke, Guy Haddon-Grant, Katya Kan, Roberto Ekholm, Patrick Colhoun, Graham Tunnadine, Sylvie Rodriguez, Ruby Alice McCormick, Hermione Allsopp, Nerys Mathias, Max Sudhues, James Bell, Sarah Sparkes, Mervyn Syna, Russell Terry, Sarah Buckle, Ann Grim, Eva Raboso, Andrea Morucchi, Ray Gange, Michelangelo Arteaga, Mario Sanchez Varas, Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick, Dr Von Hugo, Nancy Fouts, Emanuel Fanslau, Gzillion Artist, Peter Suchin, Steve Smith, Ian Thompson, Martha Mai McCormick.

Rebecca Scott, (born 1960, Cumbria), is a British painter. She came to prominence in the late 1980s and is known for her issue-based figurative paintings.

Her recurring theme is the exploration of female desire and its representation in contemporary culture and the mainstream psyche. Scott studied at Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmiths College. She lives and works in Cumbria and London.

Mark Woods, (born 1961, Surrey), is a British artist with a background in contemporary jewellery production and in boat building. Woods produces highly elaborate artefacts that blur the boundaries between jewellery, fine art, fetish objects and items from a cabinet of curiosities. His work confronts the viewer with exquisite beauty, sophisticated craftsmanship and the awakening of unexpected emotions.

Birgit Jensen, (born 1957, Germany), is a Düsseldorf-based painter. In her artwork she mixes the languages of painting and photography by using silkscreen technology to represent the pixilated matrices that compose digital imagery. She explores the shift away from the physical and the natural toward the manufactured and virtual, as more and more aspects of our lives are constructed or designed, and more and more knowledge is gained through media instead of reality or experience.  She shows her work in Europe and US. She is also known for her curatorial projects, such as WG/3ZI/K/BAR (2003-2012), LADEN-GEDAN (2007-2010) and Flugblätter (2017-2019).

Vanya Balogh, (born 1966, Croatia), is an independent curator and artist living and working in London. His curatorial input is focused on high intensity large scale group interventions in unusual spaces whilst simultaneously working on smaller, intimate solo projects with different artists. He has curated exhibitions in UK and internationally including at the 55th, 56th and 57th Venice Biennale and LOOP Barcelona.

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This community anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Historically in Westmorland, it is 22 miles (35 km) north of Lancaster and 50 miles (80 km) south of Carlisle, on the River Kent, and has a total resident population of 28,586, making it the third largest settlement in Cumbria, behind Carlisle and Barrow in Furness.
Kendal today is known largely as a centre for tourism, as the home of Kendal mint cake, and as a producer of pipe tobacco and tobacco snuff. Its buildings, mostly constructed with the local grey limestone, have earned it the nickname the Auld Grey Town.

Kendal is listed in the Domesday Book as part of Yorkshire with the name Cherchbi. For many centuries it was called Kirkbie Kendal, meaning “village with a church in the valley of the River Kent”. The earliest castle was a Norman motte and bailey (now located on the west side of the town) when the settlement went under the name of Kirkbie Strickland.
Source: wikipedia

Location: Kendal, South of the Lake District, Northwest England, UK




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