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Victoria Adam @ Kingsgate Project Space

21 November 2015 - 16 January 2016

Victoria Adam’s first solo exhibition in London, Middens, is a collection of new works formed through a six month Materials Residency with a focus on clay and ceramics. Set within Kingsgate Workshops, where artists and craftspeople converge; Adam was invited to explore and test new media and methods and how they might extend her practice.
Adam collects obsolescence. A midden (from the early Scandinavian mødding) is essentially an ancient refuse container. Materials that, once exhausted, found themselves cast aside are now routinely excavated and examined by archaeologists. They provide an accumulated image of leftovers that point to routine; the day-in-day-out of ancestors. Shells, vessels, botanical material, vermin, artefacts and ecofacts, all lay in wait in the old dumps. Over the last six months, the artist has been wandering around the locale of Kingsgate, picking up dog-eared ring-stained copies of ‘70s bathroom design books, outdated wine guides, Kim and Aggie’s How Clean Is Your House?, and a Vogue manual from the early ‘80s.


21 November 2015
16 January 2016
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