Vasilis Avramidis, Benjamin Buckley & The Contemporary London featured in Idol Magazine.
The revolutionary Future appears increasingly implausible to most of us, but neither can we simply get rid of it. As a result, it seems to collapse into the present... Genuine knowledge of this Future is impossible, but it is only from the perspective of this unknowable Outside that any real knowledge of the present is possible. The Future has become our Dreamtime. (David Graeber)
Today, throughout the world, the organization of movements, groups and collectives abound in the face of political, social and economic uncertainty. The social experience in the forging of a movement, of a utopian thrust, is animated and problematized by such contingent processes as improvisation and speculation. These inherently social activities suspend and navigate normative procedures of judgement, decision-making and valuation by rejecting established modes of governance in favour of localized heuristic processes. The exhibition, ‘The Ghost of a Movement’, produces a space in which the generative and indeterminate processes of developing emergent forms of experience and sociability beyond the dominant order can be considered in relation to collective deliberation, speculative inquiry and the political valence of science fiction as well as immanent perceptual and conceptual gestalts.
We will be exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair Battersea, 6-10 March 2013 and would like to invite you to come visit us there! We will be showing works by Ernesto Canovas, Jess Littlewood, Mercedes Baliarda, Edd Pearman, Sandra Erbacher, Jessica Nina Mello, Julia Bailey, Vasilis Avramidis, Patrick Milsom and Margo Trushina. The Contemporary London will be situated at stand F3, conveniently located between the central Champagne Bar and cafe! As always a selection of our artists will be around to answer questions and have a chat so please do pop in and say hello and we look forward to seeing you there!
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We are delighted to announce that Sandra Erbacher has been awarded the Blink Grant for Public Art and her piece, ‘I kept this part away from you’ will be displayed on a digital billboard on the Beltline Highway in Madison, Wisconsin, from 14th January – 3rd February 2013.
Fresh Prints explores the richness and diversity of the printed medium – from letterpress to 3D printing, from magazine publishing to surface design. The works in this exhibition, by UAL students, alumni and staff, employ both classic techniques and new technologies celebrating the enduring appeal, and relevance, of print. Featering works by Alex May Hughes, ByALEX, Alix Bigois-Jeambrun, Almundena Romero, Parasite Ceramics, Crispin Finn, Camberwell Press, Charlotte Day, Doyeon Noro Kim, Evelin Kasikov, Francesca Smith, Geoff Bartholomew, Hi-Artz Press, Jessica Nina Mello, Joanna Bagge, Joe Egan, Charlie Patterson, Jonny Holmes, Kasia Wozniak, Laura Jane Aldous, Marianne Smink, Matthew Nicholson, Naomi Workman, Paige Cartledge, Rose Smith, Serena Smith, London Centre for Book Arts, Tim Cockburn and Transfer Studio