Seen Fifteen is delighted to announce a new group exhibition – Hurry Up Please It’s Time – to reopen the gallery space this September. The show brings together five contemporary artists working with photography and responds to themes related to the shared experience of coronavirus lockdowns across the world this spring and summer.
With lockdown came an enforced slowdown of twenty-first century life and a dramatic shift in our relationship with our lived environment. Isolation confined us to our domestic spaces. Nature and green space became a tonic to balance physical and mental wellbeing. The abrupt change in global pace also revealed that the world can quickly adapt destructive forces if it’s believed to be urgent enough to do so. Each artist in the exhibition raises questions around our relationship to our environment – the personal, the political and the organic. The gallery is pleased to present new bodies of work made during lockdown, as well as existing works that can now be read with new context.
Hurry Up Please It’s Time takes its sense of urgency from a line in T.S. Eliot’s disorientating modernist poem, The Waste Land, written a century ago at the time of the last global pandemic,