Reception for Going to the Meadow
The final installation of this exhibition will be on view.
Please join us for a special reception to celebrate Going to the Meadow on Saturday, November 13, from 5-8 PM, free of charge. Refreshments will be served.
A final Installation which distills all of the experiments enacted by the four cohorts into one grand collaboration will be on view in ArtYard’s 2nd-floor gallery from November 13 – December 30.
Going to the Meadow, curated by Robin Hill and Ulla Warchol / BiolunarL, is a living exhibition, staged in four parts, and borrows a musical term to examine the essence of collaboration at this moment in time. As we continue to navigate distinct and diverse challenges related to the pandemic, coupled with a renewed urgency to confront systems of oppression and racism that permeate our society, further compounded by the looming climate crisis, we are in a moment of necessary paradigm shifts in all aspects of our lives. This exhibition invites sixteen artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to be in residence at ArtYard while engaging in tactile, verbal, and conceptual dialogues with one another. They begin with the question: What is it we collectively care about?
ArtYard’s upper gallery becomes the artists’ studio and the surrounding landscape of the Delaware River Basin becomes an extended area of engagement. Through the recursive practice of replenishing the gallery with a curated set of materials in advance of each new cohort’s arrival every two weeks, the curators are staging an experiment in spontaneous making. As the artists explore multiple modes of exchange, perspectives shift and are collected, traded, and acted upon. The exhibition, unfolding in real-time, aspires to prioritize process over outcome, the collective over the individual, play over work, and to embrace success and failure equally. These are the driving forces of Going to the Meadow.