Joel Dean

Joel Dean locates humanity outside the network in Powers of 7-8

15 December 2016

Joel Dean is presenting solo exhibition Powers of 7-8-9  at Atlanta’s Species, opening December 17 and running to December 31.

The press release reads as an intimate letter from two of his friends who attempt to ‘edit’ his original text, offering insight into his practice and upcoming show:

“I think part of why you’re struggling with the text (and why Jason and I are too) is that there feels like a renewed urgency for art to help us locate our humanity and our confusion and our anxiety in a moment when no tweet or talking head or think piece can.”

The New York-based artist recently exhibited First Person Problems (2016) at New York’s ISCP and Hard to be a God (2016) at London’s Weekends. He is also co-founder of Oakland’s Important Projects (2009 to 2014).

See the Species website for details.**

Joel Dean, 'Empty Stomach Challenge', (2015). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Princess, New York.

Joel Dean, Empty Stomach Challenge, (2015). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Princess, New York.

 

The Garden @ Room E-10 27 (2016) exhibition photos

23 August 2016

Curated by Thomas Butler and Anna SolalThe Garden group exhibition was on at Paris’ ROOM E-10 27  and ran from February 11 until March 4, 2016.

Bea Fremderman, 'Untitled' (2016). Display view. Photo by Quentin Dubret. Courtesy Room E-10 27, Paris.
Bea Fremderman, ‘Untitled’ (2016). Display view. Photo by Quentin Dubret. Courtesy Room E-10 27, Paris.

The show was based at an offsite project at the Cité des Arts and featured work by artists Bianca Bondi, Joel Dean, Cédric Fargues, Bea Fremderman, Timothy Furey, Frieder Haller, Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan, Leslie Martinelli, Anna Sagström, Pepo Salazar, Fabio Santacroce and Anna Solal.

Spanning sculpture, video-as-readymade, readymades-as-sculpture, photography and a site-specific sculpture/installation, the show brought together works that address collaboration by using the fertile metaphor of the garden, touching upon the urgency of creation and the making of new bonds in an arid and stilted atmosphere:

“In the shadow of a nuclear station in Dungeness, England sits Derek Jarman’s meditative and arid garden. Poking out of the flint surface, its irises, plants and rusty crosses made from wrenches, is a far cry from the green monochrome of Bree Van de Kampf ’s perfectly tended lawns that adorn Wisteria Lane.”**

The Garden was on at Paris’ ROOM E-10 27, running February 11 to March 4, 2016.

Header image: Cedric Fargues, ‘I’m so pansy you already know’ (2016). Display view. Photo by Quentin Dubret. Courtesy Room E-10 27, Paris.