Artist & Logistics Manager
The Connor Brothers have hand picked a selection of highly respected artist from all around the world to come together and create work according to a specific brief. Think curiosities, the weird and wonderful, think curio and collections.
As Hang-Up are being introduced to new artists, we will be interviewing them weekly in the run up to the opening on Thurs 5 May. There will be several new artists and a couple of familiar faces...
The Connor Brothers have created their very own cabinets of curiosity. Each wunderkabinett is a bespoke rose-wood vessel to hold remarkable objects such as dinosaur teeth, animal skulls and fossiled coral. Each cabinet will be unique in size and contents, hanging on the gallery walls available to purchase.
Put it in the diary and check out some of the artists that will making an appearance in the show.
Swoon - Momento Mori
"From kids picking up shells on the beach, to art enthusiasts buying coveted works at Christies, the instinct to collect is deeply ingrained in human beings. Contemporary collectors tend to specialise in a specific category, and these categories are represented by equally specialized museums. However, the current trend for specialization is a relatively recent development. Historical collections did not distinguish between art, natural history, antiquities, or scientific discovery but instead showed them alongside one another." *
The Connor Brothers - Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story
John Henry Toney
"It was in the 16th and 17th centuries, as the world opened up and explorers returned home with tales of new discoveries, that collecting became an obsession. Wealthy individuals created Cabinets of Curiosity, also known as Wunderkammers, in which they housed their precious collections. These early displays were not united by any curatorial theme, but rather by the idea that each of the objects contained within them inspired a sense of wonder in the viewer. Over time these Cabinets of Wonder evolved into entire rooms and became encyclopaedic collections of objects whose categorical boundaries were not yet clearly defined. These Wonder Rooms formed the basis of the modern museum" *
Candice Tripp - The Day Before They All Died In The Fire
Joe Webb - Atomic Tan
Dr Viktor Shroeder - Memento Mori With Azure Magpie
Giles Walker - Patricia and Monique
Mark Powell - Je Suis Paris
"We have created a series of traditional cabinets of curiosity, filled with wonders of the natural world, which will be presented together with antiquities and artworks. We have also commissioned a selection of our favourite artists to create works specifically for the exhibition. These artists have been chosen for the curiosity their work provokes, and the wonder they inspire." *
* Mike Snelle from The Connor Brothers
We look forward to releasing more information nearer the time, but for now, keep an eye out for artists interviews and teasers from Hang-Up Gallery!