4 February – 7 March 2009
Contemporary Interdisciplinary British Art
Opening reception: 4 February at 7pm
Presided over by Mr David Elliott, Director Arts and Society, British Council Thailand
Supported by the British Council and curated by Connelly La Mar and Laura Jane Cooper, “Desaturated” features seven contemporary British artists, whose works, to simplify it, aim to subtract the meanings of everyday situations and certain issues that are specific to the UK, yet more than relevant in a global context.
“Desaturated” is a group show of seven contemporary British artists focused around ideas of subtraction, vacancy and false referents in society. These themes are teased out through video works, installations and photographs dealing with the use of colour and memory. Works hit on a variety of poignant themes specific to the UK, but with global resonance at this point in history, such as the use of colour in relations to simmering political tension in Northern Ireland, sexuality in contemporary fetishized British schoolgirl culture and using black voids to break up the floor space of the gallery.