The Sleepless Alliance | PMB Art Exhibition

Date and time

23 Feb 2019 14:00 to 23 Mar 2019 16:00


The JCR Art Gallery, Pembroke College, Oxford

Opening Preview Evening: Friday 22 February 6 - 8pm (all are welcome but space is limited so please RSVP to

Larry Achiampong, Adelita Husni-bey, Kyun-Chome, Christian Nyampeta, Pil and Galia Kollectiv

Saturday 23 February - Saturday 23 March 2019​

The exhibition The Sleepless Alliance resists the parasomniac dystopias of current political genealogies, as an exercise of non-fiction. Taking the position of the tangible dreamer, invited artists experiment with producing concrete future imaginaries, through fabulation, improvisation and resilient commonality. The works on display reflect on the potentiality of an intermission in present social order ─ opening up the possibility for different states of awareness to enact new ways of living together. ​

As tactical catalysts for articulating possible futures, the artworks presented engineer social relationships that aim to challenge the present political malaise and propose collective insurgence. Inciting new imaginary alliances and proposed wakefulness, the exhibition agitates for radical re-composition of existing relations, as it repeats the mantra - the future is not given. ​

Curated by Jason Waite, Margarida Mendes and Kenji Kubota. 

The Sleepless Alliance is part of the ongoing project Art for the Next Decade developed by Kenji Kubota Art Office with support of Arts Council Tokyo Project and interviews developed in collaboration with an advisory committee from Pembroke JCR. 

Thursdays (until 7 March) 2 - 4pm
Fridays 2 - 4pm
Saturdays 12 - 4pm​​

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