Site Gallery's Re-collections exhibition marks a brilliant start to the gallery's 40th year. The show is going out with a bang on 18th May, with a closing party featuring a night of karaoke-style performances, introducing art criticism and theory through the medium of pop music.
Crit-a-Öke is a cabaret-style event aimed at bringing ideas to audiences in a fun way, from texts that might otherwise be daunting or indecipherable.
Previous iterations of Crit-a-Öke have seen the words of American art critic Jerry Saltz performed to Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’, and Italian-American feminist Marxist Silvia Federici set to Kylie Minogue’s ‘I Should Be So Lucky’.
Each performance will be accompanied by projections remixing visuals from Site's archive. The gallery's Society of Explorers, a creative collective of 14-to-19-year-olds, will also be sharing new video work and the on-site Kollective Kitchen will be open late serving drinks and refreshments.
Caitlin Merret King and Josef Shanley Jackson