Rong Bao’s hypnotic and unnerving Fragile invites contemplation on the paradox of effort and the acceptance of impermanence, and on the beauty that can be found in moments of both triumph and defeat. Created by someone who feels on the edge of both land and socio-Beconomic systems, a precarious repetition is at the heart of Jacob Talkowski’s art, using the mundane form of takeaway boxes. Olivia Louvel’s Doggerland steps back in time to reveal the ancient land of the same name which once linked Britain to the continent. The work questions our connection to the continent, and situates ourselves – as islanders – in this transitory zone: our political exit from the EU. What is your relationship to the continent?
Part of Middlesbrough Art Week 2023