Exhibition

IT IS PROBABLY BETTER TO START FROM ZERO #2.1 Juan Crespo

14 Jan 2016 – 31 Jan 2016

Window Space

London, United Kingdom

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  • 25, 205, 254
  • Aldgate East

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IT IS PROBABLY BETTER TO START FROM ZERO is a long term curatorial and artistic project taking place in the Window Space, at the Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University from December 2015 to July 2016.

IT IS PROBABLY BETTER TO START FROM ZERO intends to highlight the unfixed position of both artistic and curatorial practices and to assume them as research-based activities, potential nexus for discussion, critique and production. Through working with artists whose body of work functions as an ongoing process, the project aims to stress the growth, complexity and diversification of collaborative practices. The unpredictable state of flux inherent in artistic practice will shape the curatorial activity as a constant ”state of becoming”, as stated by the artist and curator Paul O’Neill. Inspired by the particular properties of the Window Space, the project will also look at the window as a frame of process, exploring the constraints and possibilities of displaying a body of work within these spatial and conceptual boundaries.

Each month, IT IS PROBABLY BETTER TO START FROM ZERO presents an artist using the Window Space as a catalyst to the production and continuity of their own work. The second manifestation of the project happens through the work of Juan Crespo. The artist’s web based ongoing practice focuses on aspects linked to historiographical interpretation from an interdisciplinary and new media perspective. This exhibition presents a physical form of THE DIASPORA OF THE LINE, a digital fictional archive created with files from the Imperial War Museum, British Empire and Commonwealth Museum. By using film stills and geometrical shapes Juan tends to destroy and fragment the sequential interpretation of the Colonialist process and overturn predetermined historical meanings.

IT IS PROBABLY BETTER TO START FROM ZERO is curated by Matilde Biagi, Ines Costa and Antonio Terzini

Curators

Antonio Terzini

Matilde Biagi

Ines Costa

Exhibiting artists

Juan Crespo

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