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Bread & Roses @ MOMAW, Feb 18 – May 1

18 February 2016

The Bread & Roses: Artists and the Class Divide group exhibition is on a the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw (MOMAW), opening February 18 and running to May 1.

Drawing on philosopher Pierre Bourdieu’s characterisation of the artist as “the dominated part of the dominant class”, the show explores the role and status of the artist within society, as one that exists between privilege and oppression: “We are interested in the process that transforms the existential and institutional figure of the artist into a medium that some use to demonstrate and modify their entanglement in the mechanisms of socio-economic divisions.”

In acknowledging “the tension that characterizes the current political and social conflicts” in Poland and by extension its art world, Bread & Roses aims to interrogate this ambivalence by placing work by Polish artists within an international context.

The exhibition features 30+ Polish and international artists including Iván Argote, Brace Brace, Jesse Darling, Debora Delmar Corp., Andrea Fraser, Christian Jankowski, Magdalena Malinowska, Metahaven, Łukasz Surowiec, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Andrew Norman Wilson and many more.

See the MOMAW website for details. **

Andrew Norman Wilson, 'Global Mosquito City Proposal' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Chewday's, London.
Andrew Norman Wilson, ‘Global Mosquito City Proposal’ (2015). Install view. Courtesy Chewday’s, London.
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Brace Brace + Jesse Darling @ LD50, Jun 12 – Jul 11

10 June 2015

Jesse Darling and Brace Brace join forces for Absolute Bearing, a new exhibition at London’s LD50, running from June 12 to July 11.

In nautical terms, absolute bearing is the clockwise angle between north and the object observed from the vessel. The nautical references don’t end there: the exhibition’s press release states that “two-thirds of the planet are already under water”, “everything disintegrates in the face of the wave”, and, finally: “The signs were everywhere; the churning of the water, the inevitability of the waves, these are all part of the same body, the same movement, a constant emergence and vanishing in an endless flow of continuous energy, an ongoing mixing and remixing with no separation and no boundaries—absolute liquidity.”

Taking part in the exhibition are London artist Jesse Darling and Brace Brace, the art collaboration between Berlin-based artist Annika Kuhlmann (also part of Special Service) and Christopher Kulendran Thomas

See the FB exhibition page for details. **

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