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Collaborative Research Group (CRG) is an 18-month programme, which brings together six arts practitioners who are interested in collaborative working and the pluralities of contemporary visual arts practice.
Functioning as both a complimentary and alternative form of higher arts education, CRG operates through an open and discursive approach to research-led working.
The group’s first exhibition, CRG, acts as point of reflection upon the outcome of their past and present activity, and offers an insight into their theoretical and operational processes. Combining both individual and collective responses, it aims to address questions relating to the constantly evolving function and identity of the group.
Situated as a response to Sacha Waldron’s’ current curatorial programme at CRATE, The Survey, the exhibition acts as an open ‘survey’ of the programme so far.
CRG is made up of Áine Belton, Dom Elsner, Louisa Love, Alex Parry, Trish Scott and Charley Vines. It is founded and co-ordinated by artist and curator Toby Huddlestone.
Preview: 28th Feb 2014 6-9pm
Open: 1st - 14th Mar 2014 12-5pm, Fri-Sun
Closing event: Fri 14th Mar (time tbc)
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PREVIEW: FRI 31 JAN. 18:00 – 20:00
There is something rewarding in existing, and producing, cheaply.
Everybody loves a bargain.
Using site as subject, Cheap Thrills come out of the repetitions, observations and habits of the studio and its locale. Both pedestrian and familiar, a study of these day-to-day rhythms also presents
the opportunity to see the minutia, perhaps even the exotic.
The paintings show attempts to refine and reduce, refine and expand.They are frustrated and indulgent – a little playful.
Experimental objects suggest tongue-in-cheek value.
Spinning disco-teeth, dancing boots - they activate the paintings, reminding them to reject the constraints of their medium.
Cheap Thrills is an exercise in the processes leading towards an exhibition.
The processes of experiencing and deconstructing the subject.
The processes of painting towards an end.
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Preview 15 Nov. 18.00 - 21.00
Open Fri - Sun. 12.00 - 17.00
Crate is pleased to present Razyon Detra (on romance), an exhibition of new work by Michael Crowe across Crate's project spaces and outdoor sites in Margate. Romance can be reasonably thought of as unfashionable, twee, clichéd, anti-erotic and unrealistic in today's irony soaked world. Rayzon Detra offers a wealth of alternatives intended to breathe wild-eyed new life into this droopy genre, via texts, video, animation, survey, land art, publications and sculpture. Michael Jackson, distant planets, seeds, delicious litter, lies, unwanted sports gifts, Timmy Mallet and French New Wave all distort and melt in this contemporary swoon.
Rayzon Detra: a new vision of romance
16 Nov - 12 Jan 2013/14
Michael is a writer and an artist. His large scale project, “Mysterious Letters” involves writing handwritten letters to everyone in the world (including you and everyone you’ll ever meet) with Lenka Clayton. He has exhibited internationally, most recently at FRAC, Paris; Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland; Simultanhalle, Germany. He has given talks at various venues including the BFI and the New Museum, NY and his work has been featured in Time magazine, BBC, the New Yorker, the Smithsonian and Frieze.
For more information contact curator Sacha Waldron