PAUL HANDLEY: Redesigning Sovereignty

Within the walls of Mellemrummet Godsbanen, Paul Handley brings his ongoing international series Redesigning Sovereignty to Aarhus before his project travels to Paris in September 2021.

Designing new sovereign symbols entails a rejection of past human behaviours, a new beginning of sorts. The destruction of ecological systems, government indifference & the rise of nationalism provide an opportunity to re-engage the sovereign flag. The creation of a new utopia where the people control the narrative and demand action from authoritarian regimes. A series of low cost printed symbols creating fluidity within hanging fabric: an engagement between language and activism.

New Zealand born multi-disciplinary artist Paul Handley is currently based in Melbourne, Australia. His practice explores the Politics of Language and Ideology, notions of democracy and the discourse of connectivity within the public domain. He has participated in numerous biennials, including Venice 2017 and Athens Biennale in 2013. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include: (2021) Redesigning Sovereignty / Le K.A.B Square des Batignolles Paris, Together, so Far so Close, MOMus Experimental Center for the Arts, Thessaloniki Greece, Pillars of Déplacement, Manningham Art Gallery, Melbourne, Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark (2020) 29th Annual Wallace Art Awards, Pah Homestead, Auckland New Zealand and Art of Sustainability, GG3 Berlin.

Contact / more info: www.paulhandley.com