Arcadia Missa Gallery seeks to experiment with, and present questions to, the socio-
political role of visual culture.
Focusing on investigatory practices, the gallery will encourage critique and conversation
between the ʻviewerʼ and their relationship to social and cultural forms.
“We want to create and continue a space that reflects and gives definition to our
experience of contemporary culture, where we can at the same time work through and be
aware of how we attempt to keep this project responsive and vital in this context.”
Arcadia Missa Gallery will be producing monthly exhibitions around quarterly
contemporary themes drawn from our everyday lives.
We will structure a journal and seminar programme according to each theme, in order to
formalise debates around the art presented and inevitable exchange between art and
We are searching for a more active/responsive viewing, and an elevation of exchange as
mutual learning, rather than a didactic or passive viewing experience.
The journal will act as a consolidation of this exchange and will further interrogate the
discussions arising from the exhibitions and seminars, also allowing us to create the
galleryʼs history on our own terms. This tangible documentation of the ephemeral acts of
the gallery not only enforces self-reflexivity and can be a reference for audience, and
ourselves, but also through this can be a tool to move forward in the evolution of the
gallery as a participatory space.