IKO (Its Kind of Hard to Explain) presents HTTPS://, a collaborative group exhibition about viewership, phones and emerging art scenes featuring Chris Alton, Sam Blackwood, Alex Gibbs, Matilda Moors, Dani Smith, Kit Trowbridge and Camille Yvert.
IKO is a London based curatorial collective formed of Corey Bartle-Sanderson, Oliver Durcan and Steven Gee and this exhibition marks their first invitation based curated project in London since ‘The Worst Seats in the House’ (held at SET Capstan House) in September 2017.
2018. And It is becoming increasingly challenging for artists get visibility. Websites and Instagram are advantageous as much as they aren’t, comparable to 24-hour, pocket-sized advertising billboards that fight for screen time and space. As artists, our artwork (whether exhibited or not) becomes a sign, an advert, a business card for our own practice and what we stand for. Are some works so far outside of themselves that they don’t really matter, do they just matter because they’re an entrypoint to your other works online? Is there a way we can bypass this notion, and should it be bypassed?