London-based writer and musician Morgan Quaintance curates Pre Owned: Looks Good Man group exhibition at London’s Cell Project Space, opening Mar 13 and running to April 27.
Inspired by Quaintance’s personal experiences of “what happens when directed research goes awry”, the exhibition, featuring Kathleen Daniel, Gary Eastwood, JGM1138, Tony Law, John Lawrence, Eva & Franco Mattes, Sheldon Nadelman, Aura Satz and Michael Smith, uses the process of “losing oneself” in web browsing as a curatorial model.
Works are split between “archival histories” and “questionable realities”, with works like Eva & Franco Mattes’ constructed artist identity of Darko Maver and YouTube account holder JGM1138 to a retrospective collection of bar patron portraits by Nadelman.
All this from an hour-long, out of body experience activated by a stonewashed denim jacket with Nicholas Cage on it described as “pre owned: ‘looks good man'”.
See the Cell Project Space website for details. **
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