Open: Wed-Fri noon-6pm, Sat noon-5pm

1st Floor, 47 Farringdon Road, EC1M 3JB, London, United Kingdom
Open: Wed-Fri noon-6pm, Sat noon-5pm


letter like shapes word like sequences

Amanda Wilkinson, London

Thu 20 Jul 2023 to Sat 30 Sep 2023

1st Floor, 47 Farringdon Road, EC1M 3JB letter like shapes word like sequences

Wed-Fri noon-6pm, Sat noon-5pm

Artists: Ajamu - Biogal - Ian Breakwell - Oisín Byrne - Rita Donagh - Kasra Jalilipour - Adrian Morris - Annie Ratti - Gillian Wise

Opening: Thursday 20 July, 6pm-8pm

The works in this exhibition present a biodiversity of forms. Two of the artists in the show, Rita Donagh and Gillian Wise, were among the curators of the Hayward Annual 1978, the first to be curated by women. The curatorial team took a networked approach to selecting: ‘It began with artists already known by the selectors, spiralled out to others they were told about, and then to artists who applied by letter.’ The group of artists chosen for this exhibition is the result of a similarly mycelial approach. It includes artists who share a notion of collaboration in variously broaching the realms of sociology, science, nature and language, while working within a systemic framework. Ratti, Biogal and Morris look at systems in the natural world from a sociopolitical perspective; Byrne and Breakwell seek patterns in visual language while reflecting on our relationship to that system; Ajamu, Donagh and Jalilipour’s work responds to the systemization of gender as a form of dissent; and Wise’s abstraction relies on her investigation into a scientific understanding of colour and form.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with texts by Biogal, artist, writer and performer and Francis Halsall, whose book Contemporary Art, Systems and the Aesthetics of Dispersion, was published recently by Routledge.

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