“Where were you at night”, held at S|2 Gallery, in London, England, features works by eleven artists, including Tonico Lemos Auad, nomimated for the 2019 PIPA Prize. The group show started on July 11th and will take place until September 19th, and the pieces are palpable and detailed and they shift between multiple notions, such as touch, handmade, holes and weaving, in order to offer an interesting reflection on materiality and the dimensions created by the negative spaces between.
This exhibition is the second one in a trilogy of group shows held at the gallery, in which a work of literature sets the conceptual framework: the name “Where were you at night” comes from the title of a series of short stories by the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, which she began creating in 1951 and which will be reprinted in the catalogue that follows the show. Each one of the fourteen narratives originates a different discussion and conclusion, just like each artwork of the exhibition brings a new interpretation of texture and medium, and explores the dark dimensions that exists between any thread.
The eleven artists that participate in the show and that occupy both floors of the gallery constitute an eclectic group. The artists’ materials are diverse, ranging from clay and ceramic, to porcelain and earthenware, and despite how different they are, they are all given the same space to dialogue, whether they have been in the art field for long or not. Some notable personalities include Gordon Baldwin, known as one of the world’s most distinguished ceramicists, and Shelagh Wakely, an important figure in the British Sculpture Movement of the 1980’s that explores what exists between and beneath the surface of materials. The whole show is an exploration of materiality.
“Where were you at night”, group show with Tonico Lemos Auad
From July 11th to September 19th
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