Wysing Arts Centre
Wysing Arts Centre is a unique centre set on the eleven acre site of a former farm, eight miles south-west of Cambridge. It offers a year-round programme of exhibitions and installations as well as affordable studio space for emerging artists, and international artist residencies. It values innovation, experimentation and participation and aims to offer everyone opportunities to engage with and enjoy the best in contemporary visual art.
Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site, Artist studio or collective
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Cafe open weekly Monday to Saturday
Mene Mene Tekel Parsin
- 21 May — 9 July 2017 *on now
Launch event: Saturday 20 May, 6pm-8pm
There will be live performances during the launch event by vocalist Elaine Mitchener, alongside exhibition artists Claire Potter and Gordon Hall who will be performing in the UK for the first time.
Mene Mene Tekel Parsin brings together works by international artists working across a variety of disciplines, who employ words and language to illuminate and obfuscate, fully cogent of the propagandist deployment of slogans and the seductively tall tales of advertising copy.
The artists are Sarah Boulton, Stanley Brouwn, Jesse Darling, Gordon Hall, Evan Ifekoya, Sulaiman Majali, Imran Perretta, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Özgür Kar, Claire Potter, Rosa Johan Uddoh, Hannah Weiner and Constantina Zavitsanos.
Mene Mene Tekel Parsin includes work that employs words and language to illuminate and obfuscate, fully cogent of the propagandist deployment of slogans and the seductively tall tales of advertising copy and the exhibition addresses legibility – hailed by internet utopians, mass-marketeers and contemporary designers as a democratising prerogative that has come to function as a form of surveillance both at border controls and in digital capitalism.
For further details, and to book tickets for the launch, please visit the website.
Curated by Jesse Darling and supported through public funding from Arts Council England.
Success of past art classes at Wysing Arts Centre
Wysing Arts Centre is committed to running high quality professional art classes for adults and children run by practising artists with an emphasis on process and learning and experimentation within the given medium.
Please keep in touch with us as classes and events are run across the year on an ad hoc basis until we reopen in September 2007.
How to obtain
Visit our website for more details or call us on 01954 718881
Wysing Arts Centre
Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge
01954 718 881