Jerwood Encounters: For The Sake of the Image

Asnat Austerlitz, Richard Bevan, Juan Fontanive, Paul O’Kane, Mark Raidpere, Dan Walwin, Suki Chan

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A group exhibition of works, some previously unseen, by Asnat Austerlitz, Richard Bevan, Juan Fontanive, Paul O’Kane, Mark Raidpere and Dan Walwin, and Suki Chan. Curated by Suki Chan. For the Sake of the Image is an enquiry into the reciprocal relationship between moving image and sound.

This exhibition includes artists selected for their personal and diverse approach to the subject and features a broad range of work from pieces created in conventional ways with simultaneously recorded footage and soundtracks, to those where the sound is composed and added retrospectively. These are shown alongside more unconventional approaches to the definition of moving image work; works which play with pure image, silence, incidental sounds and kinetic movement.

For the Sake of the Image is Suki Chan’s first exhibition as a curator. Her recent solo shows include Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, a major video installation commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella in 2009, and Interval II, commissioned by the Chinese Arts Centre in 2008. She has been included in several group shows in the UK, including in Repetition & Sequence at Jerwood Space in 2006. Most recently, Suki was selected as one of six young British artists by Charles Saatchi to take part in the BBC’s School of Saatchi. Suki graduated with BA (Hons) from Goldsmiths in 1999 and completed an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art in 2008.

Jerwood Encounters are one-off curated exhibitions which provide artists and curators with new exhibition opportunities and the chance to explore issues and territories in the borderlands between the main disciplinary fields of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme. They were first established in 2009.


Installation view-Jerwood Encounters: For the Sake of the Image. Image: Lilly Hall