Poor Art

poorartandplace+platformPoor Art

Settlement Projects, 34a Haddington Place, Leith Walk

23rd – 26th June 2016. (Opening event, 23rd June 7.30pm-10pm)

place+platform join forces with Poor Art to host an event in Leith Walk’s renowned bric-a-brac shop, Settlement Projects. Eponymously titled, “Poor Art” will present art amidst the oddities; expect an eclectic mix of sculptures, performance and posters questioning “What is the value of art?”…

For this event on the opening night of LeithLate16, a number of invited artists‘ work will be placed among the miscellany of the shop. Allowing viewers to consider the relationship of art and its value when placed amongst items of little or no value.

Sam Wood of Poor Art has questioned the value of art more directly; requesting responses of no more than 8 words from a variety of people, he has translated these into visual responses to be displayed during the exhibition. This collection of statements will also be turned into a performance piece performed on the opening night. A limited edition zine by Poor Art and place+platform will also be available.

The opening event will include a mix of art, music and performance as to be expected from events by place+platform. Including music by Krankenschwester, Deejay Yourself & Mr Choon!!

Run by Abi Lewis, Susannah Leake and Emma Macleod, place+platform is a nomadic Edinburgh based collective that create exciting cross platform events featuring art, music and performance. Using their combined skills and energies they assistartists, makers, musicians and performers to showcase their work in a variety of events in unusual spaces.

Poor Art is an online magazine run by Michael Kay and Sam Wood, that welcomes all that is experimental in the field of art. Occupying various channels online since June 2015, this outing is their first offline physical experiment.

For LeithLate16, place + platform and Poor Art have invited a number of artists to show work in Settlement Projects, Leith Walk.


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