The Rapid Transition Alliance invited British artist and former winner of the Jerwood National Sculpture Prize, Judith Dean to curate a online exhibition on the theme of rapid transition. Art is a powerful force with which to better understand and re-imagine our world and the use of imagination a vital tool and precondition to enable change. Below Judith introduces her initiative. We see this as the beginning of a bigger cultural conversation about rapid transition that everyone can participate in.
Earlier this year I invited a small group of artists to contribute to an online exhibition entitled Rapid Transition #2 on Instagram. New or existing work was called for in relation to the title and ideas of cultural production, for example; urgency, time, speed, pace, morphing, slippage, adaptability, transformation, collapse; retrospectively a kind of mutual manipulation could also be added to this list, in psychological, physical, material and environmental terms.
There are 7 artists in the show, all of whom also posted their image / video onto their own Instagram account with a link to the exhibition. Exploring the above concerns in diverse ways, their contributions range from collage and painting to video, digital images and installation.