Arts Territory Exchange
Street Road iteration:
Augst 19 through October 2022
September 24, 2022 receptions for both un-boxing, and for the new iteration of Summer Library
On the 24th, join us for a performance by un-boxing contributor Sarah Le Quang Sang (@workbyslqs) in Walthamstow Marshes with her equine and creative partner Spirit of Saigon. This will be live-streamed, and participatory. Further details to follow soon.
Shelf Gallery Cambridgeshire UK - Gudrun Filipska
Plas Bodfa - Anglesey, Wales
The home of curator Natalie Pace, Felixstowe Suffolk UK
— The home of artist Caroline Kelley, Marseille, France
Vieille Closerie Saint Croix de Mareuil, France, with curator Jane Linden
The home of Laura Davidson, Art writer, Copenhagen, Denmark
Street Road Artists Space, Pennsylvania
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore
The home of Artist Lenka Clayton, Pittsburgh
The Tree Museum, Pender Island, British Columbia
The town of Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, in the home of Carly Butler and the homes of local residents
UN-Boxing, an Arts Territory Exchange project, is a traveling exhibition in a box: moving across continents to be opened and displayed in a number of intriguing domestic and alternative locations, materials are posted across a network of curators, artists and archivists.
The exhibition takes its name from the pleasures and excitements of receiving postal mail and packages; opening, tearing, ripping and rifling through contents and the Youtube ASMR world of opening and unwrapping through which many people receive sensory comfort.
Through Un-boxing we play with the ideas of gifting.... receiving.... waiting and excitement... each recipient will curate a mini show from the material they receive and then add something to the box before posting it on. The audiences for the work may be families, children, pets, or neighbours peering through windows…
For the Street Road iteration, our audience is invited to unbox and hang and display works themselves, in a collective unboxing that unfolds over the course of it's stay with us.
The exhibition tour has been organised by Gudrun Filipska, Caroline Kelley, Lenka Clayton and Carly Butler but is a collaboration emerging between all the participants and curators as it moves from place to place.