11/05/2023 - 11/06/2023
Contemporary - Mixed Medium
Eight Artist Group Show - checkmate
Sat: 1-5pm or by appointment.
Checkmate is, in a sense, a continuation of a recent series of exhibitions at OHSH; God of War, ARES and Post-Post-War, all of which surveyed contemporary responses to the expansive theme of warfare.
At first glance a show about the game of chess could be considered absurd, trivial even; however, this exhibition explores our experience of life through the lens of conflict, with a sinister undertone. The game of chess is a microcosm of society, effectively exploring life and death; whilst playing one enacts strategies to defeat their enemy – sacrificing pawns, cornering a knight, or ending up in checkmate…
ARTISTS: MIKE BALLARD, MARK BLETCHER, HENRY GLOVER, TOM HACKNEY, JOHNNY HOGLUND, SCOTT MCCRACKEN, SALVATORE PIONE, MIROSLAV POMICHAL
Peckham Peckhma Arches, Unit 5, Dovetail Trading Estate, London SE15 4QN