Ffrigidaire welcomes its first two contributors for Man Magnet Melancholy, running at the Fernholme Road Living Project from November 9 to December 9.
The featured contributors are the South African-born Abri de Swardt, splitting his time between Johannesburg and London, and the Hong-Kong born Zoe Marden, who founded the Corretger5 project space in 2010 and, later, the ccthenr experimental research platform. Where Swardt’s collages explore digitization and memory, “the tumblrification of knowledge and erotohistiography in ways at once occult and baroque”, Marden’s work takes on more collaborative processes and more performative practices, exploring collective formations of identity through art practice.
The two-artist exhibition has, in turn, five curators, all of whom work as artists, writers and curators in their own right, including artist and New Inquiry Art Editor Jesse Darling, artist Sarah Boulton, In the Wake-curator and artist Julia Marchand, writer and poet Sophie Jung and Elene Abashidze, who previously curated a show titled Same Same that featured Darling and collaborator Takeshi Shiomitsu and, later, a text by Marchand published as part of the exhibition.
See the Man Magnet Melancholy FB exhibition page for details. **