Simeon Barclay @ Cubitt, Oct 12- Nov 13

11 October 2016

Simeon Barclay presents solo show They Don’t Like It Up ‘Em at London’s Cubitt gallery opening on October 12 and running to November 13.

Barclay will unpick categories of cultural archeology, drawing on “symbolically rich references culled from sports journalism, Vogue magazine, Afro-Caribbean dance,  British working class history and its rogue’s gallery of maligned cult icons.” Personal memory, gender and history are explored though a wide range of materials, including printmaking, video, sculpture and painting. The press release notes that these cultural signifiers both “clash and cohere” in a seductive space of imagery.

Barclay recently exhibited  at the Liverpool Biennial (2016) and General Studies (2016) at Norwich’s Outpost.

Visit the Cubitt gallery event webpage for more details.**
Simeon Barclay, 'The Feast Wagon', (2015). Courtesy the artist. Photo by Jules Lister.
Simeon Barclay, ‘The Feast Wagon’, (2015). Courtesy the artist. Photo by Jules Lister.


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Jean-Michel Wicker @ Cubitt, Aug 28 – Sep 28

28 August 2014

London’s Cubitt is hosting the first solo UK exhibition from Berlin-based artist Jean-Michel Wicker, titled e industrial and running at their Docklands art space from August 28 to September 28.

As the founder and former editor of multiple publishing houses – including Nice’s Le Edizioni della Luna, Berlin’s Le Edizioni della China, and the current Ballabella Papers – Wicker’s obsession with literature and the written word consistently bleeds into his visual and performance work.

For his first solo UK exhibition, Wicker explores the joys and the agonies of love through a meditation on “human-machine reconfigurations, inflation and desire” that extends itself over an installation, a new publication, as well as theatrical clouds of smoke, extending a nod to the grandiosity of Italian Situationalist Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio in the process.

See the Cubitt exhibition page for details. **


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