Following the success of our previous exhibition, ARTIFICIAL IDENTITIES at the Fitzrovia Gallery, we’ve decided to take over The Cave’s gallery space to showcase some of the most exciting emerging artists across London, featuring; Jocelyn Aldaz, Daniel J. Fletcher, Vishal Mistry, Max Mortiboys, Mimi Nicholson and Harry Rudham.
‘Returning to simplicity, rejecting unnecessary forms while maintaining a sense of unpredictability.’ MINIMALISM has, in recent years, become forgotten in the vast landscape of modernity. However, the influence which it has imprinted in everyday life can never be denied, from architecture and interior design, to fashion and pop culture. Throughout ANTI MATTER we’ll return to the essential necessities of spatiality and how we as spectators of the everyday react with the complete literal presence before us. By removing the personal, we are given the simplistic, maybe even naive, reference to nothing but the work itself - “What you see is what you see”, Frank Stella. Through the juxtaposition of The Cave’s organically busy environment, ANTI MATTER accentuates Minimalism.
The DUBIOUS MACHINE COLLECTIVE was founded in early 2019 by Jocelyn Aldaz, Jacob Currid, Tara Garigue and Jonah Fried, with the plan to provide a platform for emerging, early career artists, highlighting boundary-breaking contemporary art. Through building networks between artists and their peers, we hope to ease the transition between completing education to gallery representation. By eliminating costs such as renting exhibition spaces, private views and advertising, we allow our artists to create, while we focus on how best to gain exposure to their practice. Each show we curate is a 50/50 split of artists represented by the Dubious Machine Collective and external artists, further expanding our ever-growing network of artists, collectors and exhibition spaces. The collective not only provides artists with exhibitions but also facilitates communal activities, artist cinema screenings, residencies, performances, murals, zines, and online publishing opportunities.