CURATED BY JD NEALON
Tamagotchi Kids is the first in a series of collaborative art projects, which will take place over two weeks at The Alchemy Experiment in Glasgow from 16th to 29th January 2023.
Tamagotchi Kids will be the first iteration in a foreseen long-term series of collaborations led by J.D that will form The Network Project
The title, Tamagotchi Kids references the generational perspective shared by the participants who will all be born between 1990-97. This shared perspective will act as a launch off point for inspiration as the collaborative process evolves. The use of the Tamagotchi, in being one of the first mass consumed digital phenomena during this era, speaks to the unique perspective of those born in this time in relation to their coming of age being uniquely both analogue and digital.
The Alchemy Experiment
157 Byres Road, G12 8TS
16th - 23rd Jan : open studio (floor -1)
exhibition (floor 0)
23rd -29th Jan : exhibition (floor -1)
exhibition (floor 0)
Monday 23rd January 19.00-21.00
Tuesday 24th January 19.00-21.00
Monday - Saturday* 9.00-18.00
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The Network Project : thenetworkproject.net
The project will be split into two parts. The first will take place between 16-23rd and will see the artist-curator J.D. Nealon collaborate with the artists Jamie Steedman and Josh Rowell. During this collaboration, the venue’s downstairs gallery will become an open studio where the participants will collectively research, converse and create to develop a series of poster-pieces. These works will use the artist’s shared perspective as late millennials as a jump off point for inspiration. In accompaniment to this, the upstairs street-front space will be used to show existing works from the participants, alongside materials that will contextualise the project.
The second part will take place between 23-29th. During this time, the used studio will become a relic to view in exhibition format, while the upstairs gallery will be re-hung to showcase the work created during the collaborative process, drawing focus to the themes and methods the artists exchanged during the previous week.
b. 1992 in Glasgow, J.D. is an artist-curator with a practice-based background. In 2016, he graduated from UAL’s London College of Communication with an honours degree in Photography. Since then, he established The Kube Gallery, which during the pandemic offered a series of online photography and mixed media exhibitions, with event programmes, many of which he led. Since 2021, J.D has been part of the Curating Contemporary Art MA programme at the Royal College of Art in London.
b. 1995, Jamie is an artist and writer currently based in Edinburgh. He completed an MA in Contemporary Art Practice in the Public Sphere at Royal College of Art, London in 2020, and in recent years has participated in and co-curated various projects across Buenos Aires, London, Shanghai, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Utrecht, as well as online. In 2022 he participated in the group show Day Zero at Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, Buenos Aires – linking emerging artists working in Europe and South America – and was one of the 12 invited writers for the year’s Interjection Calendar with Montez Press. Steedman currently produces digital media and design with Scottish Youth Theatre and is an editor of Windfall* – a newly developed arts publication aiming to champion emerging contemporary artists working across the UK.
b. 1990, Josh is an artist from Kent who generates his artistic vision by focusing on technological advances that shape our contemporary lives, communicating our increasingly mediated human interactions within the confines of visual art. In 2013, Josh graduated from with honours from Kingston Art School, which he followed with a course in Art Criticism at Central Saint Martins college in London, prior to returning to Kingston to complete an MFA in 2015. His works have been exhibited in London, New York, Miami, Seattle, Basel, Hong Kong and Mexico and his works are part of public collections including the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Gregorian Foundation in Washington, London Kingston University’s contemporary art collection, and the Matilda collection in San Miguel De Allende.
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