as you like it 12.XI - 3.XII2013
“as you like it” was the fifth exhibition organised in Abertillery, Wales by the*kickplate*project. For this exhibition, apart from choosing photographs ourselves, we also asked a group of international artists to select works for us to show in the gallery. Each artist was given the opportunity to choose photographers and images to present on their own section of wall – to create 5 single exhibitions that add up to 1 featuring 10 photographers in all.
We have chosen artists Farhad Bahram (Iran), Nóra Barabás (Hungary) and Isabelle Thibeault-Jolin (Canada) to accompany us because we thought it was a great way to discover and feature artists that we hadn’t known or shown before and present them to our audience.
It was an attempt to create a global exhibition showing our visitors what artists, in a wide variety of countries, are looking at and liking - so that they can feel part of an international art scene that may otherwise seem distant and hard to access, especially at a time when travelling is becoming harder due to tough economic circumstances.
"as you like it" was the second exhibition that we organised with financial support of Arts Council of Wales.