AboutHowever satisfying writing is that mix of discipline and intuition, which leaves you in command, even when what appears on the page has emerged from regions beyond your control it is a poor substitute for the joy and the agony of love. e industrial, Jean-Michel Wicker's first solo exhibition in the UK is a meditation on human-machine reconfigurations, inflation and desire.
Since the early 1990s, Wicker's work has had an all-encompassing approach to production, spanning publishing, typography, performance and gardening. Extending a nod of appreciation to Italian Situationist Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio and his approach to mass-production and collapse, the exhibition at Cubitt pushes this legacy into Wicker's own symbolic registers. A total work spanning a 70-metre scroll, a newly realised publication and smoke.
The e industrial publication is realised in collaboration with Motto and Donlon Books.
Jean-Michel Wicker is the founder and editor of the publishing houses Le Edizioni della Luna (Nice 2006-2008), Le Edizioni della China (Berlin 2008-2011) and Ballabella Papers (Berlin 2009-ongoing). His work has been presented at Artists Space, New York; Sandy Brown, Berlin; Kunsthalle Zurich; Kunsthalle Bern; Kunst-Werke, Berlin; and recently at New Theater, Berlin. Apart from his work with printed matter, he was also the founder of the 27m2 urban garden Casa Jungle in Nice (2003-2009).
The exhibition is realised with support from the Fluxus Fund, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA), Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Arts Council England, Motto and Donlon Books.