London’s Seventeen gallery is presenting a group exhibition, Basic Instinct, opening September 4 and running to October 3.
The exhibition is hosted by Attilia Fattori Franchini and includes participating artists Zoe Barcza, Gabriel Hartley, Beatrice Marchi, Reija Meriläinen, Oa4s, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Megan Rooney, Yves Scherer, Davide Stucchi, and Jala Wahid.
Accompanying the press release for Basic Instinct is a 1986 excerpt of Anne Carson‘s Eros the Bittersweet, exploring love, lust and its lack as being central to “the absent presence” of desire.
“If we follow the trajectory of eros we consistently find it tracing out this same route: it moves out from the lover toward the beloved, then ricochets back to the lover himself and the hole in him, unnoticed before. Who is the real subject of most love poems? Not the beloved. It is that hole.”
See the Seventeen gallery website for details. **