Izabela Piechota
Izabela Piechota

Artists’ collective examines the ‘new normal’ in Edinburgh

Exhibition News

Title:
Times Like These

Dates:
21 Aug 2020 – 29 Aug 2020
Venue:
Dundas Street Gallery
6 Dundas Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6HZ

The Artists’ Pool‘s forthcoming exhibition is about the reassessment of life prompted by lockdown. There’s little normal about the ’new normal’ – what seemed important in March maybe doesn’t seem so vital now, and what was taken for granted is now recognised and valued.

In this show, members of the London-based collective, which regularly exhibits in Edinburgh, give a personal response to finding their lives turned upside-down by lockdown. When the rushing abruptly ceased, all routines fell out of the window and living in the present became the only option, what assumed value? Combining new ideas developed during the lockdown with older works that resonate once more, this diverse and intriguing exhibition encourages the viewer to explore their own response and contemplate the losses and precious moments that form their own experience of these extraordinary times.

Image: Izabela Piechota