11.05.23 - 11.06.23
Checkmate is, in a sense, a continuation of a recent series of exhibitions at OHSH; God of War, ARES and Post-Post-War, all of which surveyed contemporary responses to the expansive theme of warfare.
At first glance a show about the game of chess could be considered absurd, trivial even; however, this exhibition explores our experience of life through the lens of conflict, with a sinister undertone. The game of chess is a microcosm of society, effectively exploring life and death; whilst playing one enacts strategies to defeat their enemy – sacrificing pawns, cornering a knight, or ending up in checkmate…
The eight artists in this exhibition explore the game of chess through diverse mediums and themes, from painting to sculptural installation. We’re looking forward to sharing more with you and welcoming you to exhibition on Thursday 11th May at OHSH Projects South.