Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...
Under the artistic direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
Zilberman Gallery is pleased to present Pedro Gómez-Egaña's latest solo exhibition, Islands. His second solo exhibition at Zilberman Gallery and the first solo exhibition in Istanbul is on view at the main gallery between the dates 11 September-8 December 2019.
Pedro Gómez-Egaña's practice explores various relationships and tensions between culture and technology. His work researches historical machines, technological mysticism, and the ways in which the networked world moulds our perception. His new exhibition Islands is the latest part of an ongoing research looking at domestic spaces as both intimate and vulnerable.
Through a major architectural intervention, Islands transforms the main gallery space in Istanbul into a series of playful limbos between a domestic space and a white cube. A tunnel-like structure hosts objects that spin so fast that their movement becomes almost imperceptible. A play with windows that connect spaces in the gallery, as well as the gallery with the city outside, points to the blur between real and artificial, private and public. An ordinary dining setting balanced over an inclined floor is broken and sliced by electromagnetic steel spheres. These morphed domestic spaces and objects follow Gómez-Egaña's previous works in playing with the uncanniness of everyday life.
Taking its name from the 17th century English writer John Donne's well-known saying, 'No man is an island', Islands reflects on digital interconnectedness but instead of focusing on digital interfaces, it presents a blur between inside and outside, public and private. It does so by focusing on analogue objects imbued with dynamics that make them ominous and fragile.
Pedro Gómez-Egaña (1976, Colombia) lives and works in Oslo (Norway). He studied music composition, performance, and visual arts at Goldsmiths College, Bergen National Academy of Arts, and completed his doctoral project with the Norwegian Research Fellowship Programme. Gómez-Egaña's works have been presented at The Common Ancestor (Zilberman Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2018), 15th Istanbul Biennial (Istanbul, Turkey, 2017), Contour Biennial (Mechelen, Belgium, 2017), Museo de Arte Moderno (Medellin, Colombia, 2017), Kochi-Muziris Biennial (Kochi, India, 2016), Mana Contemporary (New Jersey, U.S.A., 2015), Colomboscope Biennial (Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015), Performa 13 (New York, U.S.A., 2013), Kunsthall Mulhouse (Mulhouse, France, 2013), Marrakech Biennial (Marrakech, Morocco, 2009), and Brussels Biennial (Brussels, Belgium, 2008). His recent solo shows took place at Munchmuseet (Oslo, Norway, 2019), YARAT Contemporary Art Space (Baku, Azerbaijan, 2018), Entrée Bergen (Bergen, Norway, 2017), Hordaland Art Centre (Bergen, Norway, 2015), and Casas Riegner Bogotá (Bogotá, Colombia, 2013). Gómez-Egaña is currently professor of sculpture and installation at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
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