Platforms we love to support: Antidote

Platforms we love to support: Antidote

 


Combating apathy, one artwork at a time.
Antidote is an online art platform that believes in the compassionate, world-changing power of storytelling. As the world hunkers down into its fearful silos of opposing opinions, the voice of artists – as optimists, truth-tellers, activists and revolutionaries – is needed more than ever. Through a series of interviews and quarterly exhibitions, we bring together the best creative minds across visual art, film, theatre, dance and literature in a conversation about important social issues. In order for us to delve a little deeper – we focus on one issue per quarter, subverting mainstream news reporting by exploring the multiplicity of personal stories that make up part of a larger whole.

zan wimberley

zan wimberley

As Founder and Artistic Director, Grace Partridge explains, the platform is a new concept not- before-seen on Australian shores:

“Antidote is all about bringing issues of social inequality and wrongdoing to the fore through the powerful medium of art, in the hope of dispelling prejudice and fostering a more holistic understanding of important world issues such as climate change, gender equality and the refugee crisis.”
peter morgan 
peter morgan 

The website focuses on one issue per quarter, subverting mainstream news reporting by exploring the multiplicity of personal stories that make up part of a larger whole.


Alongside the website, Antidote presents a series of exhibitions, the first iteration of which, titled Anthropocene, opened at Airspace Projects Gallery in Marrickville from March 3 – 18, coinciding with Art Month and International Women’s Day. The exhibition featured work by Kawita Vatanajyankur, Andy Mullens, Nicole Monks and Laura Doggett of Another Kind of Girl Collective.

peter morgan 

peter morgan 

peter morgan 

peter morgan 

ABOUT ANTHROPOCENE:

Curated by Grace Partridge, the first iteration of ‘Antidote’ is an exploration of the female body and the land on which it survives and thrives. Themed ‘Anthropocene’, the works manifest subversive views of this newly discovered and somewhat contentious geological epoch, in which the earth is defined by its negative interaction with human kind. The four artists chosen investigate unique stories of female bodies through a cross-cultural lens, while eliciting how they engage with their physical land – as well as the socio-political issues and cultural questions that may arise from such an interaction.

Read more about the exhibition here

zan wimberley

zan wimberley

 
Forms of Resistance

Forms of Resistance

The Earth Issue's Issue 001 @ MCA Zine Fair 2017

The Earth Issue's Issue 001 @ MCA Zine Fair 2017

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