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Exhibitions

Gurminder Sikand Tree Spirits 1991

Exhibition: The Goddess, the Deity & the Cyborg

Drawing from the works in The Women’s Art Collection as well as loans from public and private collections, the exhibition explores the enduring appeal of the goddess and traces how artists have adapted and even transformed the goddess into an ambiguous figure undefined by gender or even bodily form.

Collage of artworks.

The Anxiety of Interdisciplinarity 2.0

Mon 25 September 2023 - Fri 17 November 2023

Alison Richard Building

The Anxiety of Interdisciplinarity is an ongoing practice-based research project by artist-curator duo, Sarah Strachan and Ayeshah Zolghadr. Critical interdisciplinarity seeks to ‘intervene, disrupt, and deconstruct’ and is ‘always transformative in some way’ and it is this potential that can induce anxiety. An elevated thumping or irregular heartbeat, faster breathing, a churning feeling in your stomach and light-headedness; these are all familiar effects of anxiety on the human body. Often regarded as a negative state of ‘distress’, non-clinical anxiety might be defined as ‘experiencing failure in advance’.

At Art at the ARB, the duo present ‘The Anxiety of Interdisciplinarity 2.0’. Acknowledging interdisciplinarity as a potential site of ambivalence, tension or a fertile ground for exploration and experimentation. This contemporary art exhibition seeks a counterpoint to anxiety, where a struggle emerges to articulate the feelings with anticipation and excitement — recognising ‘eustress’ as a potential stimulus for ‘the important work…done at the surfaces between adjacent disciplines’.

Curated over four floors of the Alison Richard Building, ‘The Anxiety of Interdisciplinarity 2.0’ brings together over 40 artists working across and between: digital media; drawing; mixed-media; painting; performance; printmaking; sculpture; sound; textile; and video. The exhibition offers an opportunity to initiate conversations and trigger unexpected connections between visitors, artists, artworks and practices.

The exhibition continues online at https://www.anxietyofinterdisciplinarity.com/

Related events:

• Exhibition Opening Reception on 28 September 2023, 17:00 - 19:00
• Open Saturday on 30 September 2023, 11:00 - 17:00

To register for these events please visit https://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/

Cost: free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Enquiries: Judith Weik Website Email: jw571@cam.ac.uk

Timing

In person

9:00am-7:00pm on weekdays from Monday 25 September 2023 until Friday 17 November 2023 (except on Bank Holidays)

All times

Mon 25 September 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Tue 26 September 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Wed 27 September 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Thu 28 September 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Fri 29 September 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Mon 2 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Tue 3 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Wed 4 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Thu 5 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Fri 6 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Mon 9 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Tue 10 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Wed 11 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Thu 12 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Fri 13 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Mon 16 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Tue 17 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Wed 18 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Thu 19 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Fri 20 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Mon 23 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Tue 24 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Wed 25 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Thu 26 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Fri 27 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Mon 30 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Tue 31 October 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Wed 1 November 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Thu 2 November 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Fri 3 November 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Mon 6 November 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Tue 7 November 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Wed 8 November 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Thu 9 November 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Fri 10 November 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Mon 13 November 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Tue 14 November 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Wed 15 November 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Thu 16 November 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Fri 17 November 2023 9:00AM - 7:00PM

Venue

Address: Alison Richard Building
All floors
Sidgwick Site
7 West Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 9DP
United Kingdom
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