Anna Barriball (UK), Simona Brinkmann (IT/UK), Dara Birnbaum (US), Bettina Buck (DE), Mark Davey (UK), Ana Genoves (ES/UK) Linda Persson (SE/UK), Laure Prouvost (FR/UK), Natasha Rees (UK) Angharad Williams (UK), Carla Wright (U.K)
NO MEANING brings together a random selected group of artists, working in
different media but that all are related to a sculptural practise in its broadest sense.
The title of the show is borrowed from a paragraph of Clarice Lispector's work
Um sopro de vida; -“Im painting a picture with the name No Meaning. They
are random things-objects and beings that dont have anything to do with one another, like a butterfly and a sewing machine”
The desired context of NO MEANING is to show works that do not necessarily
have anything to do with each other, they dont hold the same cultural value
nor do they work with the same concepts. The works and the artists in the
show exist within our time. They are all part of the same echo of history.
NO MEANING carries a notion of recalcitrance; it wants to be uncooperative and
resisting the upper hand of cultural evaluation in and of our time, here and
now. Therefore the spatial becomes very important. It acts as a ghost, a
spectral event, where the repetition of time within the space appears the
same, however the time within that space only creates a notion of the alike
even if and when it is not.
-5 months space