Alicia Framis: Departures.
20th Dec 2014 – 21st February 2015.
MOVEMENT are delighted to present Departures by Alicia Framis, an artwork which allows the gallery visitor to travel from the station to made-up or imaginary cities from the worlds of philosophy, literature, architecture and science fiction.
The departure boards with fanciful journeys to literary and fictional destinations including Neverland and Utopia, evoke the tense, nervous and escapist energy of a busy departure hall; except here all journeys are seen as either boarding or on time. Framis lays bare how everyday practicalities both fuel and inhibit our longing to lose ourselves in alternate worlds.
Alicia Framis’ (1967 Barcelona, ES) multi-disciplinary artwork blends together architecture, design and performance while incorporating different aspects of human existence within contemporary urban society thus provoking the mainstream. Her work has been showed in numerous leading museums and galleries: Centre Contemporary Art Brugge (2014), MUSAC, Castilla y Léon (2014) Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (2013), MIGROS Museum für Gestaltung Zurich (2013), Royal Academy of the Arts London (2011), Museu Picasso Barcelona (2010), Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem (2010), Institute Cervantes Beijing (2009), Museum of Modern Art Shanghai (2006), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2002), MACBA, Barcelona (2000), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (1997).
She represented the Netherlands in the Dutch Pavillon at 50th Venice Biennial (2003).
Her work is part of the collection of a.o.: Rabobank (Netherland), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Netherland), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Switzerland), MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Spain), as well as various private collections.
MOVEMENT gallery is a departure, a change, a stopover, or an arrival – it’s a point along a journey and a geographically democratic site for the production and presentation of contemporary art. Due to our location on a rail transport system we aim to conceptually take the passenger on many different journeys through time and space, commissioning work by international contemporary artists to be shown at the station. Alongside its physical base, MOVEMENT also commissions offsite projects, utilising trains and the rail network as a site for networking art practice across the UK, into Europe and beyond.
MOVEMENT is a not for profit company limited by guarantee, initiated by Nina Coulson and Alexander Johnson from artist-led family Yoke and Zoom. It is a micro-gallery, located in what was once a redundant gentleman’s toilet that fronts directly onto Platform 2 of Worcester Foregate Street Railway Station. To find us from street level, go up the stairs to platform 2, turn left onto the platform and MOVEMENT is the last door on the left. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org