Monday, September 27, 2010

SUPERUNKNOWN at Edel Assanti

Curated by Andy Wicks & David Northedge

David Small, Ed Payne, Gordon Cheung, Graham McNamara, James Roper, Matthew Atkinson, Michael Ashcroft, Rob Sherwood, Rosalie Wiesner, Sayshun Jay.

Private View
Wednesday 6th October 7 - 9pm

Exhibition Dates
Thursday 7th October - Saturday 13th November

Gallery Hours
Wednesday - Saturday 12pm - 6pm or by appointment

Address - Edel Assanti, 276 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London, SW1V 1BB

Edel Assanti is proud to present Superunknown, an exhibition curated by Andy Wicks and David Northedge.

Literature and Hollywood have long been creating dark and empty visions of near future societies in decline. In the present day, materials addressing this subject matter have once again found their way onto reading lists and cinema screens, forming a focal point for contemporary popular culture.

Projections of our universal future are often delivered in cautionary tones and serve as warning of how to avoid the total decimation of society. Notional futures of grim decaying interiors and bleak grey landscapes populated by savage inhabitants are the cultural benchmark for a morbid moribund world limping towards apocalypse.

Superunknown is a group show of twelve artists who produce work that addresses a future full of dreams, illusions and fantasies, celebrating the neglected virtues of the glossy, lurid and bizarre. The combined works on show articulate a hallucinatory collective vision of a future in which illicit vices serve as the connective tissues for a population wheeling recklessly onwards with a stoic apathy toward redemption and self-preservation.

This group show is formed predominately of painters whose work share a common aesthetic of semi abstraction and contemporary landscape. The exhibition also features photography, video, sculpture and installation based works.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

‎'Outside' shortlisted for the Vimeo awards

'Outside' has been shortlisted in the Top 20 Experimental category of the Vimeo awards 2010.

"After reviewing over 6500 submissions from thousands of artists and filmmakers across 80 countries, we have selected the top 20 from each category that the Vimeo Awards judges are now reviewing.

The Top 5 Finalists for each category will be announced September 21st and winners will be honored at the Vimeo Awards Show on October 9th."

Sunday, September 5, 2010

CHAOSMOS II at View Two Gallery

CHAOSMOS II Contemporary Art Exhibition Programme

Chaosmos is an arts initiative that aims to research and develop the production of an array of mixed media artwork, animations, video and live art. It is curated by Chris Boyd, the Lead Artist, and platforms a collection of international and renowned art in a unique exhibition that investigates turbulent visual planes within the conceptual framework of Chaosmos (a Joycean coinage).

The exhibition attempts to map meta-physical states, track intermittent interference whilst revealing a preoccupation with the creative process, pictorial puzzles and the integration of traditional artist techniques with current post production methods.

Curator: Chris Boyd (Lead Artist)

Artists: Chris Boyd; Megan Chapman; Gordon Cheung; Peter Eramian; C. James Fagan; Steven Heaton; Maggie Lambert; Lady Lillith Leveigh; Zan Lyons; Ashleigh Nankivell; David Ogle; Jonas Pihl; James Roper; Masahiro Tomioka; Jane Ward; Boris Zakic and others.

Writers: Peter Eramian; Penny Goring; Kenji Siratori; Sam Skinner; Suzie Saw and others.

Chaosmos 2010 (Independents Liverpool Biennial 2010):

View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK.


Gallery open times: Thursday – Friday 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm, Saturday 12.00 pm – 5.00 pm.

Viewing can be arranged by appointment for Sunday – Wednesday by contacting the Curator.

Exhibition: Tuesday 07 September 2010 – Saturday 02 October 2010

Private View:

Tuesday 07 September 2010, 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm.

VJ Performances / Screenings: (TBC)

Thursday 09 September 2010, 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm.

Thursday 16 September 2010, 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm.

Friday 17 September 2010, 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm.

Artist Talks (in association with Culture Pool):

Saturday 18 September 2010, 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm.


Chris Boyd (Curator / Lead Artist)


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