Artist: Caroline Mesquita Exhibition title: Camping Venue: Union Pacific, London, UK Date: January 23 – February 20, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Union Pacific, London The shadows of Vesuvianna. In Pompeii a few years ago, the siren Parthenope, daughter of Achelous God of all greek rivers, started dating the centaur Vesuvius and they went dancing. Jupiter, god of all roman gods and resident D.J of all roman clubs got jealous of the romance and transformed Vesuvius into a volcano and Parthenope into the city of Naples. Though Parthenope pressed her breast milk into her lovers crater to chill him out (as represented in the iconic Fon- tana delle Zizze […]
Artists: Alexander Kellogg and Nick Fusaro Exhibition title: IT IS MY DIAMOND NOW Venue: Jupiter Woods, London, UK Date: February 14 – March 1, 2015 Photography: Hugo Dufour, courtesy of the artists and Jupiter Woods Jupiter Woods is proud to present IT IS MY DIAMOND NOW: two distinct, yet interwoven, sculptural installations by Alexander Kellogg and Nick Fusaro. This encounter follows the logic of the object existing in a two-fold fashion. There are objects that can be possessed and objects that are inalienable. An inalienable object is that which cannot be attained by humans due to its unassailable qualities. Underlying the non-transferable qualities of an object is a reflection on the […]
Artists: Natalie Häusler, Eric Sidner, Margo Wolowiec Exhibition title: La Mer Insomniaque Venue: Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK Date: January 30 – March 8, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artists and Laura Bartlett Gallery To be cross-eyed, is to be unable to aim at a singular, unified, point in space. It is a condition that creates destabilizing lacunas in one’s comprehension of the world, a state in which images stretch out sideways, over or away from each other. Between the blind spots two globular psycho-cyclopic visionaries dissociated at birth. Set apart from them, on the other side of a meridian separating excess from absence, an old car cover and a […]
Artist: Natalie Dray Exhibition title: DRAY Venue: Cell Project Space, London, UK Date: January 30 – March 8, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of Cell Project Space Cell Project Space presents a new body of work by London-based artist, Natalie Dray, and her first solo commission for the gallery. Dray’s work is situated between the representational strategies of manufacturing, commerce and art, using all these fields as a common site of production. The works combine stereotypical patterns of automated engineering processes and human gesture typical of computer customisation. Choosing the arena of self-taught computer assembly, Dray undermines the power positions of the individuals dominating this activity and the markets, which orchestrate the brands […]
Artist: Viktor Timofeev Exhibition title: Proxyah (v2) Venue: Jupiter Woods, London, UK Date: January 9 – February 7, 2015 Photography: Damien Griffiths. Courtesy of the artist and Jupiter Woods Jupiter Woods is thrilled to present Proxyah (v2), a solo show by Viktor Timofeev. The show consists of an installation which centres around a 2-channel “closed world” computer game, inspired by themes of hopelessness, loss of control, remote involuntary micro-labour and hidden-in-plain sight hierarchies of power. It was developed during Timofeev’s summer residency at Jupiter Woods, and a first version was exhibited at Kim? Contemporary Art Center in Riga, Latvia in November 2014.
Artist: Camilla Steinum Exhibition title: Dubious Desire for Cleanliness Venue: Rod Barton, London, UK Date: January 23 – February 21, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Rod Barton Rod Barton is delighted to present Dubious Desire for Cleanliness, the first solo exhibition in the UK by Berlin based artist Camilla Steinum (born1986. Oslo, Norway). Featuring a selection of Steinum’s latest floor-based sculptural works, Dubious Desire for Cleanliness challenges the viewer to address ideas around what it is to call something an art object and what exactly can be considered the material content of art. Through careful consideration of materials Steinum emphasises the qualities and character of objects and materials. Predominantly […]
Artists: Marte Eknæs, Alice Khalilova, Santiago Taccetti Exhibition title: Reboot Horizon Venue: Cell Project Space, London, UK Date: November 13, 2014 – January 11, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artists and Cell Project Space When a page freezes on the syncopated browser of a web user, there is a moment of change in the landscape marked as a reduced distinction of it’s natural other, when it has been manipulated by technology. With a desktop tidy approach to the outdoors the exhibition reflects the increasingly conflated physical spaces of retail, business, and leisure. Often based on the criteria that these forms are highly evolved from nature through corporate and commercial branding, this […]
Artist: Chris Lux Exhibition title: Sometimes I say, hey, hey Mark Venue: Jupiter Woods, London, UK Date: December 12, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of Jupiter Woods “We go two, twice all the way round those things Two high ones, two low ones, yeah Right man Man stopped us at corner He had a bloody nose And then he opened his denim jacket It was under his vest made out of tracing paper Chest scars portrayed Aztec life in his horrible…” In keeping with much of Chris Lux’s work the show is centered around a specific historical narrative, in this case a battle that took place on November 16th 1532 […]