Wednesday, 3 October 2007
STEFAN BRUGGEMANN CURATES GROUP SHOW 'SHALLOW'
SHALLOW Curated by Stefan Brüggemann
September 15 - October 27, 2007
SHALLOW, a group exhibition curated by artist Stefan Brüggemann and featuring new works by Pierre Bismuth, Stefan Brüggemann, Martin Creed, Miltos Manetas and Malcolm McLaren. In SHALLOW, four artists join Brüggemann in challenging his thoughts on the concept of speed thinking and the acceleration of ideas. Through five different media, the selected artists’ works read and react within the boundaries of hyper-contemporary culture. A work like Brüggemann’s vinyl text, which reads “FROM ANYTHING TO ANYTHING IN NO TIME” opens the door to considering other works such as Bismuth’s circle-pierced wall installation “SOMETHING LESS, SOMETHING MORE” and Martin Creed’s shallow-planed work on A4 paper. McLaren, best known as founder of the Sex Pistols and for his collaboration with Vivienne Westwood, shows his creative range through a number of works, including an intriguing collection of videos that he calls “musical paintings”. Also included will be a website created by Miltos Manetas, founder of the group and web art movement entitled Neen. Through this exhibition, a new roundtable discussion ignites between five highly experimental artists now on the international scene. About the show, Brüggemann says, “The modern obsession with time no longer has a concrete form; it exists in the sphere of work generated, as this association between time and efficiency/output is the criteria of productivity. Work, in the society of our time, is increasingly seen as a major preoccupation, one in which greater pressure on time is exerted in an increasingly expanding way.” The exhibition will include installations, paintings, drawings, sculpture and film. A catalogue will also be published.
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