Abjects @ Import Projects, Sep 18 – Oct 24

17 September 2015

Import Projects brings in a new group show titled Abjects, running at their Berlin space, opening September 18 and running to October 24.

The group exhibition, curated by Franziska Sophie Wildförster, brings together the works of five different artists: Eloïse BonneviotEmily JonesPaul KnealeYuri Pattison and Andrew Norman Wilson.

Inspired by Julia Kristeva’s 1980 essay “Powers of the Horrors: An essay on Abjection”, the show explores her notion of the abject and its “psychic origins and mechanisms of revulsion and disgust” emerging out of a confrontation with death, with violence, with vulnerability of decay. 

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Emily Jones, The Hudson River (2014) @ Lima Zulu. Courtesy the artist.
Emily Jones, The Hudson River (2014) @ Lima Zulu. Courtesy the artist.
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Paul Kneale @ Import Projects, Aug 29

28 August 2015

London-based artist Paul Kneale is initiating his participation in the upcoming September group show Abjects at Import Projects and helping wrap up Berlin’s Project Space Festival with a performance and talk at the Berlin gallery on August 29.

The performance and talk, appropriately titled ‘Free Software’, has Kneale publishing a series of instructions for the performances on his website. “These systems are designated to be carried out ‘DIY’, and will enable numerous outsourced works in the gallery,” writes the event press release.

The directives—which include self-made “unboxing videos” and microwaved CDs—”explore the viral spread of information mediated by technology through manifold (human) bodies”, as well as modes of authorship and “the fate of authenticity within the distributed image and data form”. Amidst this publication, Kneale will join curator Franziska Sophie Wildförster for a discussion on the “new (digital) abject”.

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