CMS Art Projects is pleased to announce the participation of 5 of its artists at Impact 10, an International Conference and Art Fair at Santander Spain. Penelope Stewart and Jenn Law as part of their ongoing project Arts + Letters Press presented papers on a panel titled "reading as material practice". Further they launched the inaugural issue of their art+reading an International serial journal about reading and making. As co-editors Law and Stewart, explored the theme of rupture through a multi-disciplinary lens. Signaling a radical shift in perception and conception, a refusal against the status quo, rupture is the overture to revolution, political or otherwise, signifying the very condition that makes innovation possible.
The publication features an in-depth interview with Taiwanese-Canadian artist, Ed Pien, as well as artist pages, poetry, creative prose, and critical writing by Barbara Balfour (Canada), Mary Anne Barkhouse (Canada), Sandra Brewster (Canada), Derek Coulombe (Canada), Andrew Omoding (Uganda, UK), Trevor Marchand (Canada, UK), Dyan Marie (Canada), David Moos (Canada), Penny Siopis (South Africa), Kathryn Smith (South Africa, UK), and Clive van den Berg (South Africa).
As part of the Special Exhibition Projects Yael Brotman and Libby Hague created a collaborative installation Pink City Green Branches a collaboration print installation by Yael Brotman and Libby Hague Impact 10, Santander, 2018 approx. 9 x 12 x 1 ft.
“As for me, I know nothing else but miracle, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or stand under the trees in the woods.” -Walt Whitman
Life does not and cannot stand still. Its beauty rests in impermanence. The gentle spiral of the forest branches suggest the double helix, the chain that houses the basic building blocks of life, which move, multiply, divide, transform.
We look at nature and the human imagination, the forest and the city and the encounter of the everyday miracle of a new baby with wonder. Growth is an underlying theme in the installation. It implies movement, which is present in the upward thrust of the pink city and the swaying motion of the green branches; in the circularity of the placement of the geometric shapes; and in the three tiny figures that embody care and bind one generation to another.