Nothing Gentle Will Remain

Monday 15 June 2020

Nothing gentle will remain is an online publication inviting artists and audiences to speculate on how we gather together, now and in the future. The publication condenses a year-long exchange with the contributing artists and Open School East and will be available online from 15 June 2020 and in print at a later date.

The project was initially conceived as a series of artist commissions to be presented across Margate this spring. These were to engage with the different timescales, paces and rhythms of a seaside town – from its ancient myths to its daily tides – ultimately inviting audiences to come together and take up space; to explore what might happen if we spill over and ooze out.

Oscillating between digital presence and physical absence, Nothing gentle will remain now reimagines this proposition. From personal failures and natural disasters to collective catharsis and the construction of memories, the publication brings together contributions from local and international artists some of whom alumni of OSE  including Josefin Arnell, Pauline Curnier-JardinPaul MahekeDipesh Pandya and Naïmé Perrette. It will serve as both a transitionary and alternative space to stage their work and as a manual for our future collective gathering.

Nothing gentle will remain is a collaboration between Lydia Antoniou, Caterina Guadagno, Nora Kovacs, Titus Nouwens and William Rees in partnership with Open School East, as part of the MA Curating Contemporary Art Programme Graduate Projects 2020, Royal College of Art, London.