Bosse & Baum is pleased to present Miriam Austin’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. The title of the exhibition Lupercalia takes its name from an ancient Roman ceremony that prepared the city for spring’s onset.Through its combination of installation and performance, the exhibition Lupercalia institutes a narrative matrix, which in sculptural objects become sacred instruments, tools and vestments. The resulting works push towards imaginative slippages in which objects and bodies meld, generating hybrid forms that are simultaneously alarming and seductive.
Friday 18th March, 7-9pm
Lupercalia Live schedule
Poetry reading with Sam Riviere, Matthew Drage and Boris Jardine
Reading by Louisa Elderton
Performance by Candida Powell-Williams
Reading by Holly Slingsby
Wednesday 23rd March, 7-9pm
Closing ceremony with Miriam Austin and Universal A
Performance by Paul Gwillam
Austin’s work for Lupercalia emerges in part from her participation in the artist collective UA, which since its inception in 2013 has created contexts for producing and viewing artworks and texts that disrupt the secular default. UA insists on taking religion, myth and mysticism seriously as way of understanding and engaging with aesthetic production.