About Time, 8 October 2015

In collaboration with organisations Mexico and SPUR, Pavilion is leading on About Time, a satellite programme of contemporary art that coincides with the launch of the British Art Show 8. This city-wide initiative features commissioned artworks, texts and events which aim to highlight the work of artists based in Leeds, alongside their international peers. The programme takes place in partnership with artist and producer-led organisations from across Leeds and is presented in a diverse set of venues including artist-led spaces, museums and heritage buildings.

Underpinning the programme is an interest in the relationship of art to globalisation. Globalisation has brought about the rapid circulation of ideas and objects around the globe, bringing spaces and people closer together. At the same time, the global is undermined by the slow, perilous journeys made by migrants seeking refuge and by the slow passage of container ships carrying consumer goods around the world. New technology has enabled the so-called ‘death of distance’ in information-sharing. And yet high-frequency traders depend on millisecond advantages in the speed of electronic communication systems to exploit the market for mammoth profits.

For more information visit www.about-time.org

The programme runs from 8 October 2015 - 31 January 2016.

It is supported by Arts Council England and Leeds Inspired.


  • About Time, 8 October 2015