Intervention/Decoration will bring together a significant selection of internationally renowned and emerging artists to explore how artists use decoration and intervention to challenge our expectations and inspire our visions of what is possible in public spaces.
Intervention/Decoration will be sited throughout Frome, the artistsí commissions transform established cultural venues in the town, opening private sites and animating public places. Drawing on the rich social, industrial and architectural fabric of Frome, the artworks impose new structures on radically different spaces, from established galleries to neglected buildings.
Although the terms intervention and decoration both have an established relation to ideas of public space, they would commonly be understood to be the opposite of each other. Intervention/Decoration seeks to collapse this polarity with decoration used as a radical intervention in the fabric of the town and interventions as celebratory as they are challenging.