Emergency 2021

Emergency 2021 is the ninth edition of Emergency, a biennial group exhibition of work by emerging artists, selected from an international open call.

The artists in this year’s exhibition are Helen Anna Flanagan, Vera Hadzhiyska, Eugene Macki, Adriane Morard, Rhys Morgan, Rossella Nisio, Jim Roseveare and Jessica Wetherly.

The open call generated over 300 submissions from artists around the world and the final eight were selected by the guest panel of judges, Joanne Bushnell, Director of Aspex; Alessio Antoniolli, Director Gasworks; Helen Cammock, Artist; and Will Lunn, Director Copperfield Gallery.

“We were impressed by the wonderful variety of practices, styles and topics shown in the submissions of the candidates. This made the selection particularly difficult but also extremely inspiring. We are hoping that the shortlist provides a snapshot of the eclecticism and fantastic creativity of some of the many artists who have applied this year.” Alessio Antoniolli

Emergency 2021 features work in a range of media including sculpture, photography and moving image. For the first time since launching in 2004, half of the exhibiting artists are presenting digital video work. This iteration of Emergency is also the first to not charge artists an entry fee, the installation of the exhibition has instead been supported by Aspex Patrons.

As in previous years and as a key part of Aspex’s work to support emerging artists, one of the eight artists will be selected for a solo exhibition at Aspex in 2022.

Artists included in Emergency this year:
Helen Anna Flanagan
Vera Hadzhiyska
Eugene Macki
Adriane Morard
Rhys Morgan
Rossella Nisio
Jim Roseveare
Jessica Wetherly

More information can be found on the Aspex website.
Ongoing event from 6 Aug - 10 Oct. Free to all.
Aspex Gallery The Vulcan Building Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 3BF
Sun 3 Oct
Contact telephone: 02392778080 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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