Brookfield Properties x AWITA announce Beyond the Matrix

Brookfield Properties x AWITA announce Beyond the Matrix
Jodie Carey, Stand St Cyprians Installation view

Brookfield Properties in partnership with The Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA), announces “Beyond the Matrix“, an installation of two sculpture exhibitions curated by AWITA Members at 100 Bishopsgate. This new partnership continues Brookfield Properties and AWITA’s commitment to the visual arts and supporting the work and labour of female creatives. The two pairings of artist and curator were selected by a panel of experts.

The artist makers, Jodie Carey and Amelia Bowles are being given a new audience platform to show both existing sculptures in the case of Carey and new site-specific work by Bowles. Both artists explore the relationships between space, mass and materiality in the glass-fronted, geometric atrium of 100 Bishopsgate that tenants, city workers and the wider community are invited to enjoy.

Brookfield Properties x AWITA announce Beyond the Matrix
100 Bishopsgate
Image courtesy of the artist and Brookfield Properties and AWITA

Jodie Carey is the first selected artist for Beyond the Matrix and whose work, curated by Eve Miller (of gallery Edel Assanti), will exhibit from the 5th of March to September 2024. Amelia Bowles, curated by Millie Jason Foster (Founder of Gillian Jason Gallery), will have a new body of work installed from September 2024 to February 2025.

The exhibitions are free and open to all. Artist Jodie Carey says: “juxtaposing crafts traditionally associated with women allows me to make work that offers a counterpoint to the traditional idea that sculpture needs to be heavy, solid, carved or cast, but instead can be sewn or woven, made by women and created in places outside the studio”. Carey’s showcase, curated featuring previously shown artworks, will be reconceived for Beyond the Matrix.

Brookfield Properties x AWITA announce Beyond the Matrix
Jodie Carey, Stand 2017 Installation
Image courtesy of the artist and Brookfield Properties and AWITA

The judging panel for Beyond the Matrix were Helen Pheby, Associate Director, Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, artists Jane and Louise Wilson of Nancy Durrant, Culture Editor of the Evening Standard, Sigrid Kirk, Co-Founder AWITA and Saff Williams, Curatorial Director Brookfield Properties Europe. They chose work that responds to the geometries of the architecture and the matrices of the building as a public realm and site for new connections. 100 Bishopsgate is one of the many premier real estate properties developed and managed by Brookfield Properties in
the City of London.

Said Sigrid Kirk, Founder of AWITA: “We are delighted that the two talented curators Eve Miller and Millie Jason Foster have been given the opportunity to create public shows responding to the site’s geometries public space. Creating visibility for female artists and valuing them through a commissioning and exhibition platform is vital to continue progress towards gender equity”.

Brookfield Properties x AWITA announce Beyond the Matrix
Jodie Carey, Tapestry Detail
Image courtesy of the artist and Brookfield Properties and AWITA

The Matrix was selected as a curatorial narrative since it has a long-standing feminist legacy in the city from the 80s when the London-based feminist architects’ practice Matrix was one of the first worldwide to bring issues of gender centre-stage to the design of the built environment. Building upon this legacy, the Matrix thus becomes the imaginary place where cultural innovation happens, and 100 Bishopsgate is the space where everybody is welcome to experience and connect with it. By placing art within the lobby of shared-use work spaces, Brookfield celebrates the office space as
alternative galleries, giving workers and visitors a moment for looking and a reminder to pause – if only for a moment.

Brookfield Properties x AWITA presents ‘Beyond the Matrix,’ opening on the 5th of March and running until February 2025 at 100 Bishopsgate, London

©2024 Brookfield Properties, AWITA

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