DAMIAN GRIFFITHS 'The Humiliations of Man' part 1

11 Mar 2010 – 14 Mar 2010


London, United Kingdom


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'Le Salon des Refuses'


We are very pleased to announce our third Artist in Residence at studio1.1. Damian Griffiths will be presenting a series of 5 weekend shows throughout the year under the title ‘THE HUMILIATIONS OF MAN' Having shown Damian in 2008 in a solo show ‘In the Way of Things' we have asked him back to further analyse the photographic image. While the means of presentation will differ greatly, the subject will be constant - man and his undoing. And the agent of this ‘humiliation' is the photograph and its insistent and problematic relationship to power and production; it's existence as image, object and concept. Show 1. Le Salon des Refusés (the fall) March 2010 Outline — 'It feels important that if I am to start a project entitled the Humiliations of Man that I should include my self in these humiliations from the very beginning. I am part of the problem. In the front room of the gallery will be a selection of works that document my aborted attempts to re-make Marcel Duchamp's The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even (the large glass). This work showed painting in the full glare of Duchamp's thought, the canvas is not a window onto the world; it is transparent, the duty of art is not mimesis, we are not fooling anyone. This is how I feel about some aspects of photography, though I have yet to create this idea through photography. In the back room will be a collection of naked self-portraits and other erotic works.'

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