Preppers at Polizia gallery

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Date & time

All day on the 18th of April 2017

Additional dates

  • All day 9th Apr 2017

  • All day 11th Apr 2017

  • All day 12th Apr 2017

  • All day 13th Apr 2017

  • All day 14th Apr 2017

  • All day 15th Apr 2017

  • All day 16th Apr 2017

  • All day 18th Apr 2017


Contact

Address

45 Henderson St 
Fremantle 
6160
  • Fremantle

Overview

Preppers is the inaugural exhibition at the new artist-run gallery Polizia, inhabiting the former
police station in the Fremantle CBD. 

Artists Loren Kronemyer, Dan McCabe, and Guy Louden have come together to create "Preppers" based on a mutual fascination and investment in the prepping lifestyle.

Preppers are a subculture of people that prepare for the collapse of society. They collect specialised survival products, skills, and knowledge. Prepping is both a hobby and a world view. It has its own aesthetics, vocabulary, and consumer objects, and also its own values and fantasies, centered around the moment of collapse and its aftermath. In this exhibition, artists examine this culture through sculptural, digital, and video art.

In our emerging geopolitical era uncertainty is widespread. Prepping is the spirit of our times. For preppers, economic, environmental, technological, and military disaster is inevitable. Its menacing “tactical” survival skills and specialised outdoor gear reveal an apocalyptic individualism focused on preserving the self. The slick commodification of existential collapse reflect an absurd predicament, where preparing for total collapse of a society seems more desirable than improving it. Preppers are betting against the house: they are emotionally, financially, and socially invested in collapse.

Exhibition opening 6pm Saturday 8th April (RSVP polizia.art@gmail.com)
Continues 9th - 16 April 2017
Gallery open 12 - 4pm, Tues - Sunday and by appointment
45 Henderson St Fremantle 6160


  • Free!
    • Adult

Opening hours

Open 7 days