Hailweed is an exhibition bringing together artists, writers and collective agencies to investigate notions of dependency and parasitic potential within oppressive infrastructures whether emotional, financial or biopolitical.
The exhibition space will become a host for this set of wild (eco)systems; rethinking the use and abuse value of artistic exchange relationships in terms of sovereignty, identity, care and self-interest. Looking at new methodologies and modes of operation within dominant structures, Hailweed invites projects to create a space of overlapping, competitive and osmotic participants. At the heart, it is an investigation into the power dynamics and interest representations at play within different artistic relationships between both artists and institutions.
Special thanks to Sabel Gavaldon and Lois Stonock, Harry Allington-Wood, Canan Batur, Grant Billingham, Gene Borkoski, George Bularca, Stephanie Chang, Dominque Croshaw, Nisha Desai, Emily Dickinson, Esther Dillner, Jospeh Donohoe, Julius Griffin, Daisy Hodgson, Imo Jeffes, Poppy Moroney, Tilly Shenstone, Roman Shepperd Dawson, Dani Smith, Holly Stenhouse and Gabriella de la Puente for bringing it to life.