Charles Richardson

The power of the meme in isthisit?’s magazine launch group show The Choice of a New Generation at The Muse, Aug 8 – 13

7 August 2017

Untitled and isthisit? present The Choice of a New Generation group exhibition at London’s The Muse Gallery, opening August 8 and running to August 13.

Part of isthisit? issue 2 magazine launch, and curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight for Untitled’s fourteenth event (ed’s note: programmed by Jonny Tanna), both look at “the power of the meme, it’s rise in contemporary culture and the widespread appropriation of images and videos being utilised, both in memes and artworks.” The exhibition features work by 18 artists, including Bora AkinciturkAnne de Boer, Joey HolderWill Kendrick and Yorkson, among others.

The publication — which includes artworks, essays, interviews and a podcast — features over 50 artists, including Ed FornielesBurkut KumCharles RichardsonSophie RogersPippa Eason, Rosie Back, Natalie Lambert and more.

Visit the FB event page for details.**

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Charles Richardson @ Agnes Maybach, Mar 4 – Apr 3

2 March 2016

Charles Richardson is presenting his exhibition 2nd Place / 2. Platz at Köln’s Agnes Maybach, opening March 4 and running to April 3.

The site-specific installation spanning two different environments build on the artist’s “preoccupations with deconstructing masculine affect” with two sculptural works on pedestals: one composed of found objects, thrift and hardware store finds composed of cheap Eau de Cologne bottles juxtaposed with its English BRUT variant, not available in Germany.

The second pedestal will present “a man, crudely bound and lamely hanging on to a trophy as phallic prosthesis”. Together these works will explore institutional forms of artistic display and masculinity through a 3D scanning process that “seems to alternate between being swallowed by and breaking beyond the confines of the screen environment.”

See the 2nd Place / 2. Platz press release for details.**

Charles Richardson, ‘Rehearsal’ (2014). Video still.
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Charles Richardson @ Cabin Gallery, Jan 8 – 30

5 January 2015

Cabin Gallery will be hosting Charles Richardson‘s solo exhibition, titled Rehearsal After Dark and running at the London space from January 8 to January 30.

Following a private viewing of Richardson’s latest 3D video installation, ‘Rehearsal’, on January 8, the artist-run gallery, headed by its founder and director Joe Madeira, will be showing an exhibition of the artist’s new works, marked by his ventures into multiple mediums, including photography, sound, digital film, 3D animation and, of course, installation.

Richardson, who recently won the Saatchi New Sensations 2014 award, is also showing at the ICA as part of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014, running from November 26 to January 25.

See the Cabin Gallery exhibition page for (minimal) details. **

Charles Richardson, interview at Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014, ICA, London from studio international on Vimeo.

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