Swimming Without Water is a contemporay art exhibition taking place in the beautiful Edwardian Moseley Road Baths from 18th February to 14th March. The show will feature the work of artists Debby Akam, Flora Gare and Tim Skinner.
A series of new works have been commissioned specially for the space. The artists aim to ‘bind their works’ with the historic building and ‘re-populate it through an engagement with the building and the audience (swimmers and non-swimmers from Moseley Road and beyond) through the medium of art.’
In their words, they want to ‘offer the City a chance to discover something new, as well as old: a new perspective on this piece of their heritage. Everyone is welcome to enjoy and experience this project, including many who do not see themselves as being interested in visual arts. Works by artist Debbie Akam will be made through the participation of audience members and local groups, and different events and activities throughout the show are there to inform, entertain and help with the ongoing conversation between art, space and audience.’
The show is curated by Jimmy Lindqvist and Maria Regla de Garcia-Bernal, both independent curators, living and working in Birmingham.
The exhibition takes place at Moseley Road Baths, Balsall Heath, Birmingham. 18 February– 14 March 2010.
Private view Thursday 18th February from 6pm – 8pm. Opening times Wed- Friday 11am – 6.30pm / Sat 11am – 5pm / Sun 11am – 2pm.