Why Would I Lie? Exhibition

18 April 2015 to 25 April 2015 | 12pm – 6pm

Battersea, Dyson Building

With exhibiting researchers from across fine art, design, humanities, materials and communication, the Why Would I Lie? exhibition provides contemporary reflections on questions of ethics, truth and fiction and the role of the researcher-practitioner. The opening reception will feature performances from selected artists.

Serving as an extension of the exhibition space on the printed page, the Why Would I Lie? publication takes the form of an illustrated stand-alone book, printed by ArtQuarters Press. The book contains newly commissioned works which present a wide range of approaches to art and design research practice, from photo essay to formal academic paper, from interview transcript to experimental narrative.

The exhibition and book launch are part of the Why Would I Lie? Research Biennial running from 18–25 April.

Cradeaux Alexander, Manon Awst Walther, Manca Bajec, Helena Bonett, Anja Borowicz, Gayle Chong Kwan, Annabelle Craven-Jones, Ben Dalton, Izabela Dziepak, Jules Findley, Austin Houldsworth, Thomas Howey, Kyung Hwa Shon, Adam Knight, Benjamin Koslowski, Nayan Kulkarni, Janina Lange, Peter Le Couteur, Ruth Maclennan, Christina Mamakos, Carol Mancke, Finlay McInally, Brigid McLeer, Ronit Mirsky, Gentil Porto Filho, Steven Scott, Mark Selby, Natalja Vikulina.

Book Contributors
Elisa Adami, Cradeaux Alexander, Manca Bajec, Kevin Biderman, Helena Bonett, Anja Borowicz, Gayle Chong Kwan, Miranda Clow, Sam Cottrell, Jules Findley, Susannah Haslam, Tom Howey, Adam Knight, Benjamin Koslowski, Peter Le Couteur, Annie Leist, Ruth Maclennan, Carol Mancke, Finlay McInally, Brigid McLeer, Ronit Mirsky, Amélie Mourgue d’Algue, Mark Selby, Kyuha Shim. With invited contributions from writer Lucy Britton and artist-researcher Michael Schwab.

Exhibition opening reception and book launch: Saturday 18 April, 6–8pm. All welcome.