The Showroom presents two newly commissioned projects from artists Andrea Francke and Annette Krauss.

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Both projects address questions of (in)visibility in relation to how social structures and conditions are experienced in everyday life and made visible, or not, and why this is so. Both are produced within Communal Knowledge – an ongoing programme of artists’ commissions that involve collaborative research and knowledge–exchange within The Showroom’s locality, the Church Street neighbourhood.

Andrea Francke’s Invisible spaces of parenthood: A collection of pragmatic propositions for a better future explores issues surrounding childcare in collaboration with local nurseries, childminders, children’s centres and parent groups, and looks for new models and possibilities. This includes setting up a workshop in The Showroom’s gallery during the exhibition for visitors and workshop participants to test out DIY designs for furniture and play, some of which will be gathered through an open call. The ideas will feed into a manual, to be published in September.

Annette Krauss’ Hidden Curriculum looks at unintended and unrecognised forms of knowledge that are part of learning processes and daily life within schools. Working with two groups of 15–17 year old students from local schools in a series of workshops, videos have been produced that look at the invisible values and beliefs that accompany official learning processes, and the informal knowledge and normalisation processes that influence the way we know, see and act in the world. The videos will be exhibited in a new installation in the exhibition.

Events: Monday 2 July, 7–9pm: Spaces of Equality: (in)visibilities

An event with Annette Krauss, Andrea Francke and Dennis Atkinson, Professor of Art in Education at Goldsmiths, University of London.

The Showroom

Opening Times
Preview: Tuesday 26 June, 6.30-8.30pm

26 June-28 July 2012
Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6pm

The Showroom
63 Penfold Street