Two Queens

Joanne Masding @ Two Queens, Jun 10 – Jul 24

8 June 2016

Joanne Masding is presenting solo exhibition stuffs wander off, a shape steps in at Leicester’s Two Queens, opening June 10 and running to July 24.

The presentation of new work by the Birmingham-based artist seeks to think about “what an object could be and how we might experience it”. Combining sculptural and data-based processes, Masding creates “hybrid, animated objects” that explore the “worth, ownership and production of physical stuff” in an increasingly immaterial, endlessly reproducible world.

Privacy screens, holographic car wrap, delicate plaster casts and image reliefs from the printed page all invoke “the power of the objects we own or wish we owned”, and take various repositories like museums and data mines as a starting point.

See the Two Queens website for details.**

Joanne Masding, 'New rehang' series 3 (2015). Courtesy the artist.
Joanne Masding, ‘New rehang’ series 3 (2015). Courtesy the artist.


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SCHOOL @ Two Queens, Oct 2 – 17

2 October 2015

The SCHOOL group exhibition is on at Leicester’s Two Queens, opening October 2 and running to October 17.

The event, marking the midpoint in the academic year for the 18 students of the ‘School of the Damned‘, is the interim show for a year-long “alternative, un-accredited” postgraduate program, run by its students and developed in response to the institutionalised financial exclusivity of the current educational system.

The exhibition features the likes of Matt WelchJack Fisher, Victoria Fornieles, Jake Kent and Robert Fung among others, as well as publication and school bulletin along with an opening including performances and DJ sets by the likes of Germolean and Melanie Coles.

See the Facebook event page for details.**

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Too Much @ Two Queens, Oct 2 – 25

30 September 2014

Leicester’s Two Queens is putting on the group exhibition Too Much which will be running at their gallery space from October 2 to October 25.

Taking up the topic of emotions and expression in the art world and in media at large, Too Much focuses in on the “emotive and affective properties of artistic expression”, featuring contemporary practices that work to respond to emotional stimuli, “replac[ing] cynicism, disillusion and apathy with rage, fear and love”. Based out of the gallery’s re-launch of Leicester’s collection of German Expressionist art, the exhibition aims to explore how the internet – and media or technology at large – has transformed how artists express themselves.

Featuring a few aqnb favorites, including Jesse Darling and Arcadia Missa‘s Rozsa Farkas, the group show also brings the works of Jennifer Chan, Kitty Clark, Phoebe Collings-James, Jake Kent, Melika Ngombe Kolongo, Jaako Pallasvuo, Leon Sadler, and Alice Theobald, as well as additional texts by Mathew Parkin and James Poyser.

See the Too Much exhibition page for details. **

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