KMA is a loose creative collective whose work seeks to ask complex and prescient questions about the C21st aesthetic; where is ‘meaning’ located, who makes it, and who owns it?
KMA’s new body of work, premiering in autumn 2020, examines the increasingly porous relationship between art and its audience in the C21st, one in which the viewer may be the performer, and jointly own the generated aesthetic. What if there is no longer an artefact, rather, a communal experience, a ‘transactional aesthetic’? How then should we redefine the viewer, the ‘thing’, and the artist?
These new works build on KMA’s internationally recognised installations which have transformed numerous public spaces, from London’s Trafalgar Square to Shanghai’s Bund, into impromptu theatrical arenas in which the distinction between performer and audience is blurred.