Positing an approach to artistic practice via literary methodology, Longtang presents the collective show Spiral Arms. With newly commissioned works by Sarah Chow, Thomas Jeppe, Shaun Motsi and Ceylan Öztrük, the exhibition emerges out of a shared interest in artists’ appeal to myth-making, narrativity and intertextuality.
The artists in Spiral Arms uncover and track the foundational narratives underneath current bio-geo-political revenants or appropriations. Tracing a vertical cut through sedimented layers of myth, they take on the role of a variably reliable narrator.
- Thomas Jeppe, 2019, Image courtesy of the artist.