ARCANA! New group show in London
PopUp Painting events are led by qualified and practising artist and one PopUp Painter, Annie has produced 4 new artworks for Arcana: An exhibition of Tarot, taking place in London this April.
Alice Procter, creator of Arcana has curated the show with 15 artist, all exhibiting work is inspired by the traditional Tarot deck. On display will be a fantastic variety of artworks, from film, performance, installation art to photography, prints and paintings. Arcana is shaping up to becoming a show you don’t want to miss. Want to know what Arcana is all about? Who is Alice? Well, Annie has taken the time to interview Alice about Arcana. So behold! Below are all your questions answered.
I’m a perennially over caffeinated art historian trying to get started in curation. I’m an independent tour guide, I work in museums, I make a podcast called The Exhibitionist and I’m in the process of starting a network called Euphonia… I’m one of those people who’s always got too many projects going on, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I like cats, houseplants, candles, gnocchi, gin, and intersectional feminism. I dislike crowds, jet lag, and vacuuming. I wear a lot of black.
What is your background in art?
I got into art history at high school, but it’s really always been the discipline I’ve headed for. My parents took me to galleries all the time as a kid, so I’ve been thinking about art forever. All it took was some wonderfully supportive history and classics teachers to suggest that perhaps after yet another essay about iconography instead of literature/military techniques/linguistic forms my talents would be better elsewhere. I studied art history and anthropology of art at UCL, and my main academic area is post-colonial art practice and colonial material culture. I’m also a useless visual artist, but I have really strong opinions, so obviously I was going to end up writing about things made by other people.
How did you come up with the idea of Arcana?
All drawings by George Procter
You started a KickStarter Campaign. How has that been?
The Crypt Gallery seems quite fitting for an exhibition about Tarot. Was this location by chance, or part of your decision making for Arcana?
How would you describe Tarot cards to a novice?
What part of curating the show have you enjoyed?
Do you have a favourite piece of artwork yet, that is being exhibited in the show?
Describe in 3 words Arcana to entice people to come and visit.
Printed cotton tote made exclusively for Arcana
Arcana; An exhibition of Tarot will be taking place from the 6th -10th April, at The Crypt Gallery on Euston Road from 11am- 4pm
To keep up to date about Alice and all her wonderful projects then do find her on the internet at @aaprocter on twitter, @alicehopeless on instagram, or The Exhibitionist Podcast. To find out more about PopUp Painter Annie then do check out our artist of the week post. Her website and of course go and visit Arcana!