Exhibition

POWERLESS STRUCTURES

19 Jan 2012 – 25 Feb 2012

Event times

Thursday - Saturday 12 - 6 p.m

Cost of entry

FREE

Schwartz Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Buses 26 and 388 from Liverpool Street, 276 and 30 from Highbury and Islington or S2 and 236 buses.
  • Transit Hackney Wick Overground (Please note that the Overground service to Hackney Wick is currently suspended on Sundays until December 2009

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Russell Chater Blue Curry Ismail Erbil Valentin Faline Corinne Felgate Rowena Harris Kit Merritt Patrick Michalopoulos Adam Parkinson Sarah Pucill Eva Roovers Curated by Ismail Erbil Private View: Wednesday 18th January 2012, 6 — 8.30 p.m Exhibition dates: 19th January — 25th February 2012 Opening times: Thursday — Saturday 12 — 6 p.m First Thursdays — 2nd February 2012, 6 — 9 p.m POWERLESS STRUCTURES, a group show curated by Ismail Erbil at Schwartz Gallery, investigates relationships between a variety of structural paradigms and their attendant power functions. Selected artists variously unpick and re-work vehicles of belief, desire, illusion and entertainment from the theatrical and the field of design to religious architecture and out-dated scientific models of knowledge. The resulting works blur formats of the every-day with the format of the gallery. The notion of power is broken down and recycled allowing for a splintered landscape of power and anti-power to emerge. Each artist's practice is concerned with process-based investigations and methodologies that variously explore materiality, sculpture, performative actions, social interaction, the written word, photography and film. Looking at how the image/object is constructed through these different avenues, constructions of the self, the domestic environment, the body and of culture are dynamically inter-linked giving rise to new interpretative models. Thought of as a series of questions or set of decisions, the works resonate an open or unknown trajectory of meaning that is rooted in the everyday yet separated from it.à‚  A doubling occurs that takes the viewer on a journey of disrupted reflections and altered destinations. http://www.schwartzgallery.co.uk

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