Bristol, 2 July 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Until 9 September, the Arnolfini Gallery is displaying “Rise Early, Be Industrious”, a retrospective exhibition dedicated to British artist Olivia Plender. A selection of works already internationally displayed as well as new works will be displayed to the public. The exhibition displays the multifaceted work of Olivia Plender such as her researches on the contemporary and historic forms of communication and education, the social functions in games, exhibitions, television, and Internet. Plender focuses on the specific ways societies imagine knowledge and its transmission. The works displayed consist on models from 2009 to 2012, drawings, banners, games, books, and videos, and investigate on the way historic tales are constructed by looking at the hierarchies behind the “voice of authority” which are traditionally made up by the educative and entertainment institutions.
The exhibition is the second episode of a three episode series dedicated to Olivia Plender, in collaboration with MK Gallery, Milton Keynes and the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow. Olivier Plender was born in 1977, currently lives and works in Berlin and has already displayed worldwide since 2006.