‘Made Up’ featuring The Royal Art Lodge, Tracey Moffatt, Khalil Rabah and David Blandy. Exhibitions: 20 September – 30 November 2008
At the Bluecoat, David Blandy (UK), Tracey Moffatt (Australia), Khalil Rabah (Palestine) and The Royal Art Lodge (Canada) present new, commissioned work, and Sarah Sze (US) a stunning site-specific installation in the Vide.
Made Up at the Bluecoat considers fabricated pasts and the imagined futures of utopian worlds, where life might be ideal and harmonious. At the same time the mirror of everyday reality is also present, though sometimes obscured by fantasy. Through video, photography, painting and installation, the artists imagine what might be, invent or conjure what has been, and mix myth and fiction with mischief and spectacle. Ultimately viewers must decide – what’s real and what’s made up?