Interventions

From the creation of insurgent public spaces to the playful disruptions of public life, Upper Space has been exploring the role of art and artist in contemporary society since 2009 and we hope our interventions offer viewers the opportunity to rethink the growing field of intervention in relation to cultural activism and social change.

The provocative interventions presented here have inserted themselves into the world, demanding attention, interrupting everyday life, hijacking, trespassing, agitating and teasing. Unannounced and anonymously installed, these artworks express the belief that via situated practices and public realm interventions, art retains the energy of agency within lived experience and, in that space, can reconnect art’s ethical responsibilities to its aesthetic responsibilities. We hope to create discursive spaces within the public sphere, to aid self-constitution as a public whose opinions bear on the organisation of society.

 

2013