Artists include: Mona Casey, Beth Derbyshire, Abigail Duffty, Ryan McClelland, MSFAC, Philter Phactory, Peter Symons, Adam Thomson, Phil Thomson, Florin Ungureanu, Cedric Van Eenoo, etc.
ARTicle gives notice of its existence as a project and exhibition space within the School of Art in Birmingham, UK. ARTicle will host NOTICE an open submission exhibition, where all works that met the suggested dictionary definition of 'notice' will be presented. The submitted notices propose a variety of possible content, which investigate public notices as political tool and strategy. The submitted works are presented on a newly built wall, which will transect the gallery, emerging into the student space beyond its boundaries.
Phil Thomson playfully tests our patience - and our understanding of the rules of engagement, positing the notion that the relationship between artist, curator and audience is not as straightforward as it seems. Call it a glossy, colourful time-based A3 document. Think advent calendar with attitude. Mona Casey presents a parking notification which questions the control of the curator and will submit a number of parking ticket notices over the duration of the show, which playfully respond to other notices presented within the context of the exhibition. Abigail Duffty on the opening night will perform the task of giving out notices from the Institution of Meaningful Interaction (IMI), (a platform for political installations and live art, which focus on the relationship between social issues and behaviours and the creative language of performance). The notice will be a contractual 'notice to view' the Notice given in the gallery, making a comment on how one conducts oneself within the gallery situation. Florin Ungureanu has submitted three notices, which are paintings on newspaper titled Zeitgeist, Ironic History and Brave New Worlds. The notices explore the concepts of power, politics, history, identity and death through irony and humour. Adam Thomson' notice questions judgements made on personal information made public through social networking sites such as Facebook.