Nawki or ‘not as we know it’ began in 2016, with the intention to experiment with the art fair model, each iteration shifts its focus to a different framework with a selection of arts organisation/spaces across the UK invited to participate, resulting in a cross organisation collaborative outcome.
This year the fair took the form of an artist film screening, experimenting with a platform specifically for digital, time-based works, where the show's constraints are responsive to the medium, becoming primarily durational, as opposed to physical.
Each organisation was invited to contribute a segment of artists digital and video work that was compiled to make a two hour long showcase, with each slot as the organisations respective ‘exhibition’. The resulting video will be screened simultaneously, at every participating space throughout the UK on 13th July 2017 starting at 6.30pm.
In 2017 nawki’s participating organisations are: