Exhibition

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS

27 Nov 2014 – 30 Nov 2014

Event times

Exhibition open 12 – 6pm
Visual/Performance Debate: 6 - 8pm, Thursday 27 November 2014
Performance Evening: 6 - 8.30pm, Friday 28 November 2014

The Function Room

London, United Kingdom

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  • Euston, Kings Cross St. Pancras

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An exhibition; a visual/performance debate; a performance evening; a roundtable discussion. With Cordelia Cembrowicz , Chris Paul Daniels, Ana Fernández Aballí-Altamirano, Ella Finer, Rose Gibbs, Marlene Haring, Olivia Hicks, Noga Inbar, Virgile Ittah, Vesta Kroese, Ratna Lachman, Ekua McMorris, Oscar Murillo, PA Skantze, Jack Tan, Nicola Thomas, Geoff Tibbs, Richard Wentworth. Curated by Jack Tan.

About

"... we have today a new cultural task: to live the inevitable with a relaxed soul. To call forth a big wave of withdrawal, of massive dissociation, of desertion from the scene of the economy, of nonparticipation in the fake show of politics … We are not going to witness a cathartic event of revolution, won’t see the sudden breakdown of state power. In the coming years, we’ll witness

a sort of revolution without a subject.”from After the Future, 2011, Franco 'Biffo' Berardi

This exhibition brings together artists who are alert to or are informed by social and political interest, and yet whose works occupy a distance to politics. The show explores this gap and asks if this ambivalence is a politically productive one and whether this dissociation in itself could be a form of resistance to the limitations of how one can be politically engaged today.

Taking Berardi's notion of “withdrawal” or to resist "with a relaxed soul", the exhibition also draws a connection between artists’ dispassion towards politics and the general disaffection with politics today.

Exhibiting artists

Rose Gibbs

Richard Wentworth

Vesta Kroese

Nicola Thomas

Olivia Hicks

Marlene Haring

Ratna Lachman

Ekua McMorris

noga inbar

Chris Paul Daniels

Geoff Tibbs

Ella Finer

Virgile Ittah

Cordelia Cembrowicz

PA Skantze

Ana Fernández Aballí-Altamirano

Oscar Murillo

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