Evolution & Comfort16. Feb - 8. Mar 13 / ended Almanac Projects
Opening times: Thu - Sun from 12 to 6 pm
Almanac Projects presents Evolution & Comfort, the first solo-show by Yves Scherer, coinciding with the inauguration of their new space in Dalston Junction.
Evolution & Comfort aims to question the contemporary conception of products and how their perception is defined by the surrounding environment. Within the interior of the gallery, entities are caught in grooves of movement or stasis. Patterns of habitation collide, causing subjects and objects to intermingle. Using surfaces to refer different intensities of being, these processes produce a divergence from the object’s original function.
Skins present an engagement with the virtual nature of the information that shapes our experiences and our understanding of the world. Here, nature is abandoned and redefined in a new order of materials. Applying the surface languages of contemporary culture, the works reflect a concept of humanity defined only by a system of relations and functions, while dealing with intuitive experiences such as intimacy, safety and power.
Within the exhibition, fragments of our exterior lives become symptomatic of the time we live in. Without a wrinkle in today, the outside world crumpled over its edges… we find ourselves confronted with the idea of eternal youth.
Yves Scherer (1987, Switzerland) lives and works in London and Berlin. Recent shows include: Wanted, Project Space Royal College of Art, London; Nail Care, Times Bar Berlin and Unlimited GTI, an online project during Art Basel.
Almanac Projects is a non-profit space in London dedicated to exhibiting young artists, with a focus on solo shows and a complementary programme of events and performances. Almanac was founded by Astrid Korporaal, Francesca Zedtwitz-Arnim and Guido Santandrea.