Drawing Room
Tue 25 Oct 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
POSTPONED ‘Drawing Room at 20’ Artists’ Reflections: Olivia Plender and Ciprian Mureşan image

In 2022, Drawing Room celebrates its 20th birthday. To mark the anniversary we are looking back at momentous exhibitions and projects from our recent and more distant past and talking to the artists and contributors who made them happen, examining the centrality of drawing to creative practice from the perspective of artists. In the sixth of this year long series we look back to the exhibition TINA (2008).
Opening less than a month after the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, TINA was a prescient project initiated by artist Olivia Plender. In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher made the notorious neo-liberal statement ‘there is no alternative’ (TINA for short), meaning that global free market capitalism is the only tenable economic theory. The aim of Plender’s project was to challenge this statement and explore how the 1980s renewal of the puritan creed of individualism has subsequently permeated all corners of everyday experience and social relations, from the global banking system to cultural production and the narration of history.
The exhibition included an international line up of artists including Petra Bauer, Pablo Bronstein, Melanie Gilligan, Goldin+Senneby, Anja Kirschner, Ciprian Muresan and Olivia Plender.
This online event features artists Olivia Plender and Ciprian Mureşan in conversation with Kate Macfarlane, Co-Director of Drawing Room.