Handluggage is an annual show curated by Clare Goodwin, Sandi Paucic and Oliver Kielmayer of K3 Project Space, Zürich. K3 Project Space, Zürich.This year the curators have invited a number of Swiss artists to travel to London with their works in their handluggage. As in previous Handluggage shows, a further 3-4 artists will be selected to show work in opposition to that brought over as handluggage.
For the past two Handluggage events in 2003 and 2004, the shows were made in collaboration with Swiss based hand luggage companies, 'Freitag' and 'nds'. In 2005 Handluggage has been sponsored by Navyboot.
Artists and curators have been given a sponsored bag which they can keep.
For both previous Handluggage shows, a number of diverse UK based artists were invited to bring, install/construct their handluggage-restricted works just a few days prior to the opening at K3 Project Space in Zürich. While in transit, their work was not allowed to exceed the confines of the sponsored bag and normal handluggage weight of 5kg, but could exceed these dimensions once constructed within the gallery space.
Similar to the previous shows, but in reverse; this years artists, in committing themselves to bringing their work to London, are also responsible for taking their work back to Zürich in their handluggage once the event is over.
K3 Project Space is supported by Foundation Nestle pourl'art, with individual shows supported by the City of Zürich and the British Council.
Coleman Project Space is supported by Neighbourhood Renewal Unit Southwark & South Eas London Community Foundation
Cafe Gallery Projects are artist-led initiatives and venues administered by the Bermondsey Artists’ Group, which is a non profit making company and a registered charity. Membership of the group is open to all visual artists who live, work or study in the London Borough of Southwark. The Bermondsey Artists’ Group’s policy is to promote Access to Art for All.