Tuesday, 16 October 2012

The Way Things Go - Part 3 - Frutta, Rome


Part 3
Neurath’s Boat
curated by Frances Loeffler
Opening 17 October 2012

Featuring works by Amit Charan, Jasper Coppes, Gabriele De Santis, Frank Heath and Francesco Pedraglio.

This exhibition takes the parable of the Ship of Theseus to reflect on the philosophical conundrum of whether an object, which has had all component parts replaced, can remain fundamentally the same. In the various versions of the parable, an object is gradually remade over a period of time. The constellation of the whole endures, while the individual fragments are replaced.


At a basic level, all things are constantly in transformation. Our bodies change continuously, turning over cells many
millions of times. In artistic terms, the parable raises questions about the nature and status of the art object.
What happens when objects do not behave as objects? When a finite form becomes a constellation with multiple starting points and destinations? While they retain their status as material forms, can objects also take on the qualities of immaterial processes, becoming fluid and transitive, like the activity of thinking, storytelling or conversation?

The artworks in this exhibition allude to or are in some way implicated in this question of material reconstitution, often balancing between movement and stasis, sameness and change. Forming part of a programme of sequential exhibitions, in which each curator responds to or develops their predecessor’s presentation, the exhibition itself is a revision, a plank replaced on the open sea.

Frances Loeffler

Via della Vetrina 9

00186 Roma
Italy

Monday, 8 October 2012

BRINGING THE DEAD TO LIFE - Readings at EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS - 18 October 7 to 9



For Bringing the Dead to Life, six artists – Chad McCail, Francis McKee, Katrina Palmer, Francesco Pedraglio, Stephen Sutcliffe and Sarah Tripp – have been asked to similarly respond to our archive in the form of short readings or performances.
This event also marks the Edinburgh book launch for AGAIN, A TIME MACHINE: FROM DISTRIBUTION TO ARCHIVE, edited by Gavin Everall and Jane Rolo.
18 OCTOBER, 7-9PM
EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS
23 UNION STREET
EDINBURGH, EH1 3LR
TICKETS £5 EACH. PLACES ARE LIMITED SO BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. PLEASE CALL 0131 577 2479 OR EMAILOFFICE@EDINBURGHPRINTMAKERS.CO.UK

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Strategies for Approaching Repeating Problems
 - 6 October - QUAD, Derby

David Raymond Conroy, I know that fantasies are full of lies, 2012

Emma Cocker & Rachel Lois Clapham, Fatima Hellberg, Gil Leung, Andrew McGettigan, Francesco Pedraglio, David Raymond Conroy, Alex Vasudevan

Forming part of Accidentally on Purpose curated by Candice Jacobs and Fay Nicolson and produced in collaboration with QUAD

www.accidentalpurpose.net
6 October 2012, 11am – 5pm
The Box, QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS


Strategies for approaching repeating problems presents a series of performances, presentations and talks around the ideas explored in the Accidentally on Purpose exhibition at QUAD, connecting the exhibition to wider contemporary issues in cultural production and discourse.

From difficulties inherent in language and communication to the way artists and writers position themselves in relation to wider social issues, such as education and the public sphere, this event will identify an array of current or ever-present difficulties, discuss their perception from different positions and consider whether notions of progress or return are clich├ęs or inevitable fates.