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9th SEPT – 8th OCT EXTENDED /  PV 8th SEPT. 6-9PM

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LOOP @ LUBOMIROV / ANGUS-HUGHES 26 Lower Clapton Rd, London, E5 0PD UK

There is a chasm between what abstraction means in reference to modern art and it’s usage in most other forms of thought. To logicians and mathematicians abstraction has a similar meaning to extraction; a step taken outside of linear problem-solving in order to reach a more potent generality. To scientists abstraction can mean the same or otherwise describe the activity of thinking purely conceptually. Bertrand Russell explained that “…ordinary language is totally unsuited for expressing what physics really asserts, since the words of everyday life are not sufficiently abstract.” In art, abstraction broadly means “non-representational” but where are the processes in art that deploy abstract thought in the former sense; akin to maths, science or philosophy?

The abstract intellectual tools of logicians, scientists and philosophers obviously provide rich, penetrative insights and technological power. Can similar profundity be achieved through analogous art endeavours? One could argue that there have been movements that have attempted to do just that such as conceptual art or research-based art. What differentiates these movements from Russell’s idea of abstraction, however, is the absence of a complete conceptual loop where thought is extracted from a task but, crucially, is then related back to it. To apply the jargon of logic: The theorem is a step toward a proof. Art has generally neglected to close that loop.

Each of the artists selected for Loop derive at least some of their compelling power from making bold, passionate forays outside of art, but -importantly- maintain the focus and artistic drives to resolve the abstract loops that bring their work to fruition.

4 WORKS FEATURED IN THIS SHOW:

CHARLOTTENBORG SPRING EXHIBITION 2017

COPENHAGEN

February 3 to March 11 2017                                 Opening: February 2, 2017 19:00

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is one of the most important open juried exhibitions in Europe and has been held annually at Charlottenborg since 1857.

Selected by Alex da Corte (artist, US) Torben Ribe (artist, DK) Stig L. Andersson (architect, DK), Byggstudio (designer, SE) and Line Clausen (curator, DK).

In addition to selecting the exhibited artworks jury also nominates a final list of five finalists for this year’s Solo price. With Solo award follows an invitation to exhibit at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2018.

Charlottenborg Forårsudstilling 2017

Klasskampen

Klasskampen

“WEIRD VILLE, AKERSHUS.
Wrong move / Heaven and earth / Super States.
Tore Lyngseth / Unni Svaboe / Alex Bunn.
Transformer Art Hall, Asker.
Stands to 18 December.

REVIEW
A comfortable acceptance of his own oddity.

May I repeat what I have already repeated when I now seize what binds these three artists together to such an extent that I become directly uncomfortable to think of them as separate entities. For I have an annoying feeling that I noted the same phenomenon last time I was on Transformer art hall, and the question is whether it is a prediction this. Because if it is, it will be an interesting experience to see whether all the work ends up being colored by the institution as they come across the threshold, or whether the venue per se manages to generate a continuous undercurrent of poetic abundance by dividing up the premises in Artist a, b and c.
Thus, I do not know how it works, although I have spent most of my time to brood over it, but the lowest common denominator in this case seems to lie in a reclining and comfortable acceptance of that one simply is incredibly weird.

Tore Lyngseths severed finger the size of a femur, Unni Svabø’s obsession with mechanical toys and airships, and the extremely strange things of Alex Bunn (I’ve never seen anything like this, and neither have you) have this one commonality: a kind non-offensive, bordering psychotic integrity. It’s easy to like, while providing some distinct manifestations of discomfort. In the latter case, it is about huge photographs of material compositions that sets the conceptual framework deadlocked. Shapes and colors that are recognized, but nevertheless cannot be placed. Organic materials combined with silikonavstøpninger of – I’m guessing – inside the foam packaging around your newly purchased cassette player, or what’s left after you poked out parts for model airplane. That kind of thing.

Sometimes resembling the final score a slice of cake you would consider not eat, other times an undefined part of something much bigger, you have no idea what is. Nestled between Svabø intensely personal paintings and Lyngseths even more personalized pop art gone wrong, it also helps to reinforce what is already impossible to protect against. There are seriously weird stuff, that is.

Tommy Olsson
kunst@klassekampen.no ”

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NEXT EXHIBITION :

A TRANSIENT SPACE

  • Geddes Gallery
  • 26 Caledonian Road
  • Kings Cross
  • London
  • United Kingdom
Opening times: Residency Monday 7th December to Friday 11th December (visit only by appointment only).Private View Friday 11th 6pm-11pm

The show will then be open to the public over the weekend of the 12th -13th: 12-7pm on Saturday and 12-6pm on the Sunday

NEXT EXHIBITION

LONDON GROUP OPEN EXHIBITION

13TH-23RD OCTOBER 2015

  • 33-34 Cornwall Road
  • Waterloo
  • London SE1 8TJ
  • United Kingdom
Private View: Tuesday 13th July 6-9pm
open daily

 

CURRENT EXHIBITION:

ALEX BUNN : SUPERPOSITION

Sep 18 – Sep 27 2015

SPRING / Ephemeral Projects

California. US

http://springwindsgone.tumblr.com/

CHEMCRAFT

Espacio Gallery

159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG

28 July – 2 August 2015

Private View: Thursday 30 July 6-9pm

EVENTS
Chemcraft Salon Discussion – The Art of Chemistry and the Chemistry of Explosions:

Saturday 1 August 3-5:30pm
Chaired by Artist Mat Clum from ideas-matter-sphere
Featuring: Artist Alex Bunn and Forensic Scientist Dr Nadia Abdul-Karim
Organised in association with www.ideas-matter-sphere.com

ELECTRON SALON

International Group Exhibition

LACDA

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

June 11-July 3 2015

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, June 13, 6-9pm
Artwalk preview: Thursday, June 11, 7-9pm

Los Angeles, 104 E. 4th St. between Main and Los Angeles Streets.


Link: http://www.lacda.com/index.html