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SCHWARTZ GALLERY

Exhibition Detail
POWERLESS STRUCTURES
Curated by: Ismail Erbil
92 White Post Lane
Ground floor, Building 2
London E9 5EN
United Kingdom


January 18th, 2012 - February 25th, 2012
Opening: 
January 18th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
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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.  A doubling occurs that takes the viewer on a journey of disrupted reflections and altered destinations.


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