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OBJET DADA

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Racecar, 2009 © Image copyright of the artist. Courtesy of Edel Assanti
OBJET DADA

276 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London SW1V 1BB
United Kingdom
June 23rd, 2011 - August 20th, 2011

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.edelassanti.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea, belgravia
EMAIL:  
art@edelassanti.com
OPEN HOURS:  
Open weekly, Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 - 18:00 Or by appointment
TAGS:  
installation, conceptual, surrealism, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Objet dada presents a selection of artists whose sculptural practices deal in some respect with the decontextualisation of everyday domestic objects, achieved through the use of unusual and impractical materials to create a sense of uncanny. Familiar furnishings of our day-to-day surroundings are interpreted and visually or materially reinvigorated in a manner that intentionally defies their intended purposes.

Taking Duchamp's gesture of changing a working urinal into an impractical "fountain" through the artist’s process of selection, these artists employ a Dadaist vocabulary to take this groundbreaking ethos a step further. The objects that furnish our aesthetically familiar universes are altered not only in function, but in their very material essence and structural constitution.

Edel Assanti , 276 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1BB , 12-6pm Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment