Adam Stamp

An exercise in speculative fiction around searching for Paradise on Mars at Istanbul’s OJ, Sep 15-29

11 September 2017

The Paradise on Mars group exhibition is on at Istanbul’s OJ Art Space, opening September 15 and running to September 29.  

Curated by Erdem Cetrez, the show is an exercise in speculative fiction. Employing the backdrop of the newly colonised Mars, artists are invited to reflect on the “politically stuck and contradictory state of the present-day Earth” and fantasise on the potential of humankind as they set about establishing a new society on the rust-coloured planet.

The show brings together new and recent painting, sculpture, video and site-specific installation from local and internationally-based artists, including Adam Stamp, Andrew Birk, Berk Cakmakci, Bora Akinciturk, Burkut Kum, Emma Stern, Huey Crowley, Lara Joy Evans, Michele Gabriele, Monia Ben Hamouda, Nicole Colombo, Pinar Marul and Vitaly Bezpalov, 

See the FB event page for more details.**

Monia Ben Hamouda, ‘Turn Bomb Craters into Swimming Pools,’ (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + OJ, Istanbul.
  share news item

The bumps + holes + bubbles + breaks of Adam Stamp’s Hiccup bar cart at Amor Tlalpan

14 July 2017
Adam Stamp presented solo exhibition Hiccup at Mexico City’s Amor Tlalpan, which opened June 24 and ran to July 9.
Adam Stamp Hiccup (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Amor, Mexico City.

 The show’s title refers to the spasmodic inhalation, as well the metaphorical malfunction or irregularity that it represents. The press release is written colloquially, comparing the so-called ‘Hiccup Cart’ as a bar cart but “not your everyday bourgeois, domestic variety, rolled out by the most gracious of hosts for an out-of-time special occasion or cocktail hour…”

The sculptural bar cart also acts as a meeting point in the space, alongside two miniature speed humps placed on the wall, with interventions and, “bumps and holes and bubbles and breaks all in and on a grid.”**
  share news item