CoCA is proud to present the first group exhibition by its Associates Programme, Associated.
Associated presents a challenge to its participants: respond to an artwork with little context, in a short timeframe.
Associated, the first group show from CoCA's Associates Programme, takes the form of a long art game of telephone: one artist anonymously presents a work, the next creates a work in response, and so on and so forth. This created a challenge: the disparate practices within the Programme meant many of the artists were responding to concepts, materials, mediums, and practices they were not used to.
As a result of this challenge, many of the artists involved took large strides in (or away from) their own standard practice - one contributing a large, text-based resin work, and another utilising a model for the first time.
This kind of development is precisely what the Associates Programme is about - the members supporting one another and critically discussing each others' work in order to encourage growth.
Susanne van Tuinen