Crisis Complex drew on a global network of artists to address our
collective anxieties in an era marked by ecotastraphes, geopolitical
antagonism, civic unrest, social fragmentation, and fiscal malaise.
Entering the twenty-teens, humans negotiating uncertain futures during
a period of spiritual scepticism and political mistrust are
nevertheless engaged in a rhetoric of hope. In examining this
contradiction Crisis Complex showcased a confusion of ethics and
determinism from artists whose practices flourish in the wake of
The exhibition of works on paper, performance, installation, moving
image, and social exchange courted critical positions that ranged from a
climate of incapacity to the politics of possibility.
Crisis Complex was curated by Laura McLean and Sumugan Sivanesan.
Participating artists included:
Heidi Axelsen & Hugo Moline, Ella Barclay, Carla Cescon, Edgar Cobián
(Mexico), Tony Garifalakis, Francesca Heinz, Lise Hovesen & Javier
Rodriguez (UK), Adam Norton, Joaquin Segura (Mexico), Takayuki
Yamamoto (Japan) and theweathergroup_U.