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Between November 2014 – October 2015 «Drop City, Newcastle» presented eight exhibitions in our permanent gallery at 20 South Street. As our location in Newcastle closed for redevelopment, we took the opportunity to explore alternative ways to open up diverse and dynamic potential for our activities and engagement with the city and beyond. Working in a peripatetic and collaborative capacity with regional and international initiatives, institutions, museums and art fairs across North East England, London, Vienna, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Madrid and Antwerp we were able to forge an exciting and responsive programme drawing on our multifaceted practices and relationships.

MAUVE

WHY THE LONG FACE, BLACK SPHINX

9 – 17 July 2016

Drop City, Newcastle
at 36 Lime Street

 

Preview, 2pm Saturday 9 July

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Drop City are proud to announce the return leg of an exhibition exchange with MAUVE (Vienna) and Drop City (Newcastle and Düsseldorf).

why the long face, black sphinx? is an exhibition by the Vienna-based artist run gallery MAUVE, showing works by its founding members Daniel Ferstl, Titania Seidl and Lukas Thaler. The first exhibition, So, took place in Vienna in November 2015, presenting works by Drop City founders Paul Becker, Nadia Hebson, Sam Watson and Eleanor Wright.

The exhibition takes place at 36 Lime Street, Newcastle, UK.

And then suddenly we owned this garden.
Well, we didn’t own it, but we somehow conquered it.
A crystal garden, made of blooming amethyst and rose quartz.
The three of us tended to it and let it thrive.
Now and then a sphinx would stop by and grant us wishes.
We were given a horse, a cashmere jumper and the most beautiful chains,
shared a laugh and left in best of spirits.

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