Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens

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Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens
Curated by: Ashlee Conery

W1W 8EG, Nearest underground station: Oxford Circus
London W1W 8EG
September 11th, 2015 - September 30th, 2015
Opening: September 10th, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

+ 44 207 6378403
10.00 - 19.00
painting, digital, video-art, installation, conceptual


Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens engages 10 artists in observing states of suspended development. The exhibition begins with Kihlberg & Henry’s Apeirophobic Framework, a video dissecting the fear of an infinite future were no change or evolution is possible. 

When did all the worlds future’s become predictable?

In an era where the present is given as certain evidence of future environmental states, where economic crashes have become ‘flashes’ occurring daily in only a tenth of a second, how are we handling the seemingly predictable future?

Not only a few, now drift away from the nostalgia that looks backward for solutions, taste and culture. Modernism’s potential seems misguided with it’s consequences so analyzed; thus here a vision of the ‘present-future’ arises.

It manifests itself in different forms through different subjects in this collection of works. Each artist tentatively looking ahead, giving form to narratives that point at seemingly continuous stasis. Not strictly the experience of an Apeirophobic, as described by Kihlberg & Henry, stasis may be the result of any environment that causes one to believe that they are unable to make change. Where the journey’s only uncertainty is the end. The affected do not necessarily become immobile, however their actions are centred around awaiting what they’re certain is coming. The fantasy of always knowing what’s ahead contradicts the nightmare of running in circles, inevitably finding comfort in the consistencies of one’s cage. Each of the works presented exhibits an instance in which action or inaction show traces of such contradictions, conditions and predictions. The artist’s deal with the ‘present- future’, such as a London without artists, a life in confinement or a culture in continuous Meme, by objectifying these narratives in order to better understand the inevitable they subtlety propose. The exhibition brings together the work of Kihlberg & Henry (UK), Fabio Lattanzi Antinori (ITA), Simon Le Boggit (UK), Sarah Derat (FR), William Mackrell (UK), Maude Maris (FR), Rachel McRae (CAN), Claire Trotignon (FR) and David Vélez (COL).

Artists: Kihlberg & Henry, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori , Simon Le Boggit, Sarah Derat, William Mackrell, Maude Maris, Rachel McRae, Claire Trotignon and David Vélez.

Curated by Ashlee Conery

Opening: 10 September, 6.30-9
Dates: 11 september – 30 september

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