The works brought together individually explore the idea of nature and creation, and the myriad of forms this can take and present “a uniform vision of varying patterns of creation and corresponding thought processes.”
Marcelle Joseph Projects will host an exhibition, At Home Salon: Double Acts at the curator’s home in Ascot, opening May 14 and running July 19.
The At Home Salon will feature the work of 14 artists, in pairs, across each of the seven rooms of Joseph’s house, which have each been organised by a different London-based curator or gallerist. It is the third edition of a larger project subtitled Double Acts —the first being Material Girls and their Muses again featuring pairs of work by Jesse Darling and Andrea Crespo, for example.
The show invites speculation around why practices are put together, influence, legacy and continuation, and what —other than aesthetics —can be at the core of a partnership, collaboration or presentation in general. Perhaps there also lies in the show’s questions the shadow of a network that is not horizontal but one that filters down in more specific shapes.
Curated by Louise Hobson as part of the Jane Phillips Award Curatorial Residency, the show features work from the three invited artists’ distinct practices as part of a process that the press release describes in a long list of verbs: “inviting, researching, funding, mentoring, collecting, questioning, doubting, choosing, emailing, chatting, travelling, visiting, explaining, persuading, budgeting, collaborating, facilitating, printing, distributing, communicating, redrafting, coordinating, responding, compromising, adapting, transporting, curating.”
The works on display includes a new installation and “deconstructed dinosaur landscape” by Biocca called Deutscher Fürst (German for ‘German Prince’) alongside some 4-handed space drawings from her INTERGALACTIC series. Baltes will present wall-paintings of subtly shifting protagonists of an abridged visual narrative and Schweiker will show the migrant worker’s fridge magnet collection along with local drinks as part of her interest in the social functions of art.