Rieneke + Frederique Pisuisse @ PANDO@EnclaveLab, Aug 10 – 17

8 August 2016

Goldsmithsgallery presents Rieneke and Frederique Pisuisse are presenting a collaborative exhibition at London’s PANDO@EnclaveLab, opening August 10 and running to August 17.

The mother-daughter duo has worked to explore their personal relationship to feminisms of their time to create a site-specific installation. The mother, Rieneke, takes her impetus from Second Wave Feminism to deal with the female body, ideas of domesticity, and personal experience —but also by drawing from her later years, where she focused on postmodern theory to create sculptural works.

The exhibition is an installation of statues —of her own body —carved out of various types of stone, connecting the work to Lucy Lippard who said, “When women use their own bodies in their artwork, they are using themselves; a significant psychological factor converts these bodies or faces from object to subject.”

Daughter Frederique, meanwhile, expands the definition of her mother’s feminism as “she is fundamentally Rieneke’s proxy in the physical and behavioural sense”. Frederique departs from her mother’s sculptures as she “edits and reproduces the work, filling it up-to-date according to contemporary art standards”.

See the Goldsmithsgallery website for details.**

Rieneke & Frederique Pisuisse @ GOLDSMITHSGALLERY

Frederique Pisuisse, ‘Soft day light – a clock ticks diligently into the mirror’ (2015). Installation view. Courtesy the artist.

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Joe Ridgeon @ Goldsmithsgallery, Apr 27 – May 14

27 April 2016

London-based artist Joe Ridgeon will present solo show Inroad at Goldsmithsgallery, opening April 27 and running to May 14.

The press release begins by including a passage from literary theorist Leo Bersani’s words on Jean Genet’s novel, Funeral Rites, which the latter wrote for his dead lover —also named Jean —after the war. It is entangled in death, as well as some sort of total entrance, passage and way in, not only to the story but also the “cool bower” of Jean’s rectum —where [he] slept “on the moss there, in the shade, to die there”.

It is not otherwise clear what the show will entail but the text continues to talk about hardly remembering a time before ‘sub’ and before ‘daddies’ of BDSM, before mentioning that these polarities seem so inherent.

Ridgeon’s practice spans physical installations and sensual and detailed graphite drawings imagining people wearing gloves and harnesses, for example. Inroads at Goldsmiths Gallery, which has recently seen work presented by Ruth Waters and Laura Yuile, will perhaps then be a submission to thoughts and imagination around submission, or something along these lines.

See the FB event page for more details.**

Joe Ridgeon, 'Fanboy' (2015). Courtesy the artist
Joe Ridgeon, ‘Fanboy’ (2015). Courtesy the artist.
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Anne de Boer @ Goldsmithsgallery, Apr 14 – 28

13 April 2016

Anne de Boer is presenting two projects, The Ripped Uk power plug at London’s Goldsmithsgallery and Two Admirable Uncles Communicating to the Beat online at Channel Normal, opening April 14 and running to April 28.

The London-based artist responsible for ongoing project The Mycological Twist with Eloïse Bonneviot, will launch new works constructed through databases and content generators that offer inspiration in uninspired situations. They’ll materialise in a sculptural installation at Goldsmiths that will also host several randomly composed songs to feature during the The Ripped Uk power plug exhibition private view.

Meanwhile, Two Admirable Uncles Communicating to the Beat will display the content being gathered by a bot, the images harvested for the aforementioned installation, as part of online exhibition space Channel Normal’s ECKS-EN-IS series.

Bringing the two projects together are the press releases for the respective shows, featuring two mildly non-sensical short stories written through a plot-generator and sharing a character named after, unsurprisingly, Anne him (or, as per the narratives, her-) self: “I love you and I want Creation.”

See the Channel Normal FB event and Goldsmithsgallery website for details.**

Anne de Boer, Two Admirable Uncles Communicating to the Beat (2016) @ Channel Normal.
Anne de Boer, Two Admirable Uncles Communicating to the Beat (2016) @ Channel Normal. Courtesy the artist.
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