A Partition @ Cell Project Space, Apr 28 – June 12

, 27 April 2016

Exhibition and event series, A Partition, co-ordinated by London’s Cell Project Space and featuring a solo presentation by artist Josh Bitelli is on across two locations, opening April 28 and running to June 12.

In the gallery, London-based Bitelli will show a new video work that presents a combination of scripted and improvised actions performed by a group of healthcare professionals, which gradually begins to disintegrate the more learned knowledge is applied (and prescribed by systems of care).

Meanwhile, in The Old Operating Theatre, a few miles away, there will be a series of events initiated by curator Rebecca Lewin with contributions from Sidsel Meineche HansenNils Norman and others.

A Partition will examine and unpick ideas of transactional exchanges within the art world and society at large, taking its title from philosopher Michal Serres’ text, The Parasite, which describes a parasite as a key agent in social and economic relations because of the way they affect the behaviours of those around them, making them a crucial catalyst in the evolution of said relations. A partition, on the other hand is something —or someone —separate from these systems.

Artist and producer Hansen has invited Nils Norman to discuss projects, ‘Norman’s Parasite’ (1997-8), a self-organised activity that piggybacked specific art-institutional infrastructures in exchange for content provision, and will also introduce to this unusually structured show the group-based project, CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #1 (2016), who are a part of Hansen’s current show Second Sex War at Gasworks, which aqnb recently reviewed.

See the Cell Project Space exhibition page for more details.**

Josh Bitelli, Tara Has No Rooms Inside (2015) installation view. Courtesy the artist.
Josh Bitelli, Tara Has No Rooms Inside (2015). Installation view. Courtesy the artist.