Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip Street
020 7514 6983
CHELSEA space is a public exhibiting space where invited art and design professionals are encouraged to work on experimental curatorial projects that may not otherwise be realised.
The emphasis is on curatorial experimentation, the exposure of process and ideas, and re-readings of artworks and archives and their re-presentation for contemporary audiences. CHELSEA space is a platform for discussion and questions rather than definitive answers.
CHELSEA space is sited on the Millbank campus of Chelsea College of Art and Design, next to Tate Britain, and provides extra-curricular interest for the school and open access to the widest possible audiences.
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
The Library of Cynicism: an archaeology of sound and smell - Oswaldo Maciá
Private View: 4 June 2013, 6.00 – 8.30pm
Exhibition: 5 June – 20 July 2013
CHELSEA space presents a new work by Oswaldo Maciá, taking the form of an olfactory–acoustic sculptural composition. The Library of Cynicism takes the ancient Greek figure of Diogenes as a starting point to undo assumptions of truth and belief through a sound and smell experiment with objects.
Through his sound-sculptures, smell-sculptures, videos and installations Maciá creates encounters that initiate and reflect upon multiple relationships with what we believe and understand to be truth and reality. His practice sets out to complicate what we think we know by offering counter-perceptions. These are proposals to look harder, listen more acutely and pay attention to all of our senses in order that we might think deeper about the structures of knowledge we rely on to construct knowledge.
Oswaldo Maciá has exhibited internationally, taking part in group exhibitions and biennales, including Casa Daros, Rio de Janiero, Fluxus, Atlanta, Manifesta 9, Belgium, ICA Soundworks in Bruce Nauman’s Days, London, 8a Bienal do Mercosul, Brazil, XI Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador, XVIII, Espaivisor, Valencia, Spain, Haunch of Venison, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Alison Jacques Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris. Maciá has work in collections including Tate and Daros Collection.
As with each exhibition at CHELSEA space, an illustrated black and white publication will accompany the show.
- Any age