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Four X 4

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1991
Published by: Eddie Chambers
Year published: 1991
ISBN: 0 9513290 1 4

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Full colour A4 size catalogue for Four X 4, described in its publicity as “an innovative exhibition project that brings together sixteen artists creating installations in four different gallery spaces.”

Venues and dates as follows:
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, 8 September - 17 October 1991, Shaheen Merali, Houria Niati, Sher Rajah, and Lesley Sanderson.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 21 September - 2 November 1991, Oso Audu, Val Brown, Stephen Forde, and Rita Keegan.
The City Gallery, Leicester, 9 October - 16 November 1991, Medina Hammad, Richard Hylton, Tony Phillips, and Folake Shoga.
Arnolfini, Bristol, 12 October - 24 November 1991, Permindar Kaur, Virginia Nimarkoh, Alistair Raphael, and Vincent Stokes.
A fifth exhibition, featuring several installations presented at the Preston, Wolverhampton, Leiceser and Bristol venues, titled, The Four X 4 Retrospective, was shown at The Castle Museum Nottingham, 18 January - 1 March 1992.

Curated by Eddie Chambers, who wrote in the Foreword: “Four x 4 includes installations by artists such as Permindar Kaur, a “sculptor“, Houria Niati, a “painter“, and Vincent Stokes, a “photographer“. The attempt has been to suggest that “installation“ art need not be (seen as) the preserve of a supposedly more innovative or radical minority of artists. Rather, an “installation“ is something which any artist can successfully produce, if they are prepared to dismantle or disregard the limitations set by the singular forms in which they have gained proficiency. Four x 4 does however, also contain contributions by artists for whom the installation is not an altogether new undertaking. In this respect, I am referring specifically to artists such as Alistair Raphael, Shaheen Merali and Stephen Forde.” Catalogue features brief introductions and credits by Emma Anderson (Harris Museum and Art Gallery), Brendan Flynn (Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Sylvia Wright (City Gallery, Leicester), and Jane Connarty (Arnolfini), followed by a Foreword by Eddie Chambers, and 500 word essays on each of the artists, by writers such as Olu Oguibe, Lynda Checketts, Juliet Highet, John Lyons, and Robert Clark. Plus full page reproductions relating to each of the artists. Edited CV of Eddie Chambers’ curatorial work at the rear of the catalogue.

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»  Val/Valerie Brown

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»  Stephen Forde

Born, 1968 in England

»  Virginia Nimarkoh

Born, 1967 in London, England

»  Vincent Stokes

Born, 1964 in London, England

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»  Arnolfini

Bristol, United Kingdom

»  Castle Museum

Nottingham, United Kingdom

»  City Gallery Leicester

Leicester, United Kingdom

»  Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Preston, United Kingdom

»  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom