Exquisite Collapse
Salvatore Arancio, James Balmforth, Emily Jones, Marcus Kleinfeld, Fay Nicolson, Marianne Spurr, Viktor Timofeev
Curated by Carolina Ongaro
04/02/15 - 25/02/15


















Church of agency 1
Viktor Timofeev, 2015
Giclée print
118.9 × 84.1cm



One Million Years
Marcus Kleinfeld, 2013
Collage
50 × 40cm



Elements
Marcus Kleinfeld, 2013
Collage
50 × 40cm



Kingdom
Marcus Kleinfeld, 2013
Collage
50 × 40cm



What is a human being?
Emily Jones, 2015
Giclée print
75 × 300cm



Church of agency 2
Viktor Timofeev, 2015
Giclée print
118.9 × 84.1cm



We Are a Way to Know Itself
Salvatore Arancio, 2012
Looped video with sound
00:03:25



Aeon
Marcus Kleinfeld, 2013
Collage
50 × 40cm



Church of agency 3
Viktor Timofeev, 2015
Giclée print
118.9 × 84.1cm



A rose is not a rose
Marcus Kleinfeld, 2014
Looped video-collage with sound
00:13:11



Load-Bearing Point
James Balmforth, 2012
Steel and concrete
66 × 58 × 58cm



Untitled
Marianne Spurr, 2015
Grid
11 × 66 × 44cm



Eyes have no pulse I
Fay Nicolson, 2015
Screen print and acrylic on canvas, steel bar
263 × 180cm



Eyes have no pulse II
Fay Nicolson, 2015
Screen print, pastel and acrylic on canvas, steel bar
236 × 184cm



Simmetry Collapse
James Balmforth, 2014
Cast iron, steel, epoxy resin
26 × 16 × 16cm



Untitled
Marianne Spurr, 2014
concrete, denim, paper, cloth, glue, branch
14 × 23 × 30cm



“Cut words into pieces and scramble them”
-Brion Gysin

Gysin’s cut-up machine shuffles and upsets semantic orders. It abstracts concepts of reality imposed on us and brings together what is apparently incompatible. The process of shattering and decoding words and images has the potential to exceed existing myths and the official systems upon which we base our knowledge.

Modern sensibility has developed through a rhythm of metaphoric destructions and reconstructions in media including painting, assemblages, sculpture and poetry. We can here find a similar approach in reference to our present time. A constant state of uncertainty and fragmentation instigates an attempt to question the efficacy as well as the reliability of fixed categories and given meanings.

By celebrating processes of spontaneity and chance, the artists in the exhibition participate in a polymorphic conversation around the potential of generating loose and asynchronous associations of words, images and materials over the dominant tendency to rely on predetermined schemas.

When belief systems collapse, it is indeed our time to re-shuffle and rearrange the pieces of the puzzle into alternative combinations.


Exquisite Collapse was curated by Carolina Ongaro, co-founder of Jupiter Woods, London.