Afternoon Tea: Works on Paper
an exhibition of works on paper by 70 contemporary artists
Part of the 'UK at the Venice Biennale' programme and the wider Biennale collateral exhibitions, 54th Venice Biennale, 30 May – 12 June, Venice, Italy.
Exhibition title: Afternoon Tea: Works on Paper Host: WW Gallery Curators: Debra Wilson & Chiara Williams Exhibition dates: EXHIBITION NOW CLOSED
(30 May – 12 June 2011, 3 - 6pm daily) Preview / vernissage: By invitation only Afternoon Tea: Sittings at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm daily (except 1st June) and by appointment only. (Traditional Afternoon Tea & Cake is free, please book your sitting via email or phone: email@example.com / 07531342128 (London) Venue: The Quaffers Pavilion, Campo San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy Vaporetto: S. Silvestro
WW Gallery participated in the 53rd Venice Biennale and this year, for the 54th Biennale, has invited artists to submit works on paper for a two week exhibition in the heart of Venice.
The Quaffers Pavilion, in Campo San Polo, will host the exhibition and act as an outpost of The British Pavilion, originally designed in 1887 as a tearoom. ‘Afternoon Tea’ is an antidote to the vastness of the Biennale proper, a chance to put your feet up. While restaurants and cafes are closed until the evening shift, WW Gallery invites visitors to unwind and partake in the great British tradition of afternoon tea. From 3 – 6pm daily, free tea and cake will be served along with a selection of contemporary works on paper.
The phrase ‘works on paper’, like ‘afternoon tea’, evokes a curious, slightly old school nostalgia. But even in this new media age, working on paper is relevant and still underpins the practice of most contemporary artists. The immediacy of marks on paper lends itself to the honest and direct outpouring of dreams, memories, fantasies and humour, offering an intimate exchange between artist and viewer. The works in this exhibition are free from a common theme and instead simply reflect the current spectrum of small-scale works on paper, where image and text are expressed in their most vivid and vital form.
See online catalogue (right) with texts by Cherry Smyth and Helen Sumpter and one example of work from each of the participating artists (more in the exhibition).
‘Afternoon tea’ is a pop-up tearoom and exhibition, 30 May – 12 June 2011. Free entry 3-6pm daily, but tea by appointment only. Booking is essential, so please email or call to reserve a sitting (3, 4 or 5pm): firstname.lastname@example.org; +447531342128 (London); +393317404189 (Venice).
‘Afternoon Tea’ is curated by Debra Wilson and Chiara Williams. Wilson and Williams, known collectively as WW, have a proven track record for spotting and nurturing talent and curating inspired and subversive exhibitions from their gallery base in Hackney, East London.
‘Afternoon Tea’ brings together 70 emerging and established artists, including: Kate Davis, Alicja Dobrucka, Oona Grimes, Susie Hamilton, Sadie Hennessy, Jarik Jongman, Liane Lang, Eva Lis, Enzo Marra, Suzanne Moxhay, Mimi Norrgren, Flora Parrott, Edd Pearman, Boa Swindler, Caroline Walker, Chiara Williams.
Track: Jack Buchannan / Everything Stops for Tea
Afternoon Tea Catalogue with texts by Cherry Smyth and Helen Sumpter and full colour images and texts from all 70 artists
This online version is free to download, share, print and embed on your website.
If you would like to purchase a hard copy of the catalogue, use the paypal link below. Our order deadline (2pm 28 June) for collection & delivery this week has now closed, please contact the gallery regarding their next print run and estimated delivery schedule.
NB. Catalogues can only be collected in person during normal opening hours 12-6pm on Saturday & Sunday from 2nd July - 17 July, or on Friday 1st July 6-9pm. The gallery will be closed to the public from 18th July - 6 October.If you order a catalogue after 2pm on 28th June, please contact the gallery as we cannot guarantee that is will be ready for collection/delivered before 17 July.