Come Autumn in London and art goers are often spoilt for choice when it comes to new exhibitions. by a thread curated by Emie Diamond and Apsara Studio’s Jenn Ellis, and presented by Anne-Marie Tong of A.I., sets itself apart through an exceptionally thoughtful approach. With a highly considered artist selection and historically intriguing location, the show opening on October 5th from 5- 8 pm at 1a Tenter Ground in Spitalfields is not one to miss.
On the site of a silk mill, the Victorian building served as the long-time former studio of one of Britain’s foremost female artists. by a thread is the first independently curated show in this contextually rich space and the curators have gone to great lengths to be respectful of its rich history. The coming together of curators Diamond and Ellis results in an intellectual powerhouse due to their extensive art world careers and degrees from two of the world’s most esteemed art history programmes, the Courtauld and Cambridge University.
by a thread features an impressive range of artists in terms of medium and demographic, encouraging an exchange around such themes as female form, silk, labour, sexuality, impermanence and power. Highlights of the show include beloved 20th-century American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Hong Kong artist Angela Su of recent Venice Biennial acclaim, German Turner prize nominated artist Nicole Wermers, British master painter Cecily Brown, Australian artist Jessica Rankin, among others.
Exhibitions come and go, although it is evident by a thread presents such attention to detail, aesthetic intrigue, and thought-provoking context that it will likely be woven into art history. The exhibition is on view until October 29th. Further details about by a thread can be found on Instagram @emiediamond @apsara.studio @_ai_gallery.