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IMT Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in East London, founded by Lindsay Friend in 2005. The gallery exhibits emerging and established artists working across all media, whilst specialising in installation, sound art and multimedia art. The gallery represents David Burrows, Laura Pawela, Plastique Fantastique, Gordon Shrigley, NaoKo TakaHashi and Mark Peter Wright.
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Flore Nové-Josserand | The Scream of the Commode
- 8 November — 8 December 2013 *on now
Nové-Josserand is an expert in drawing out the subtle switches in both art and design that bring objects to life; subvert ideas of use and beauty, and betray the principals of the disciplines themselves. In her new body of work Nové-Josserand photographs short-lived, changeable installations that balance themselves uneasily between the aesthetics and creative disciplines of fine art, design and fashion photography.
Her photographs refuse to respect the traditionally enforced divide between fine art and applied art, just as her sculptures and installations themselves have always been unconcerned with divisions between such things as architecture, performance, computer graphics, wallpaper and furniture. As records of lost installations that draw from the spiritualist photography of Sven Turk and the Sorrat group, the work of Andrea Branzi, Henri Matisse and the Polovtsian costumes of Nicholas Roerich, these complex and paradoxical games with time and space, provides a thrilling, colourful and multi-layered exhibition of documentation-as-theatrical-reconstruction.
In an Internet-heavy environment of cultural networks, the two-dimensional image has become an almost ubiquitous document of artistic activity. As an artist whose work is located primarily as sculptural practice and installation, Nové-Josserand is interested in how information is lost or gained in the process of documenting art. The works address the distortion of documenting and reproducing art; a process that has become almost ubiquitous in a culture mediated through mobile phones and social media accounts.
Flore Nove-Josserand (1980, France) studied at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art and Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Paris-Cergy, Cergy, France. She has exhibited in the UK and abroad including at the Siobhan Davies Studio, London; Bischoff/Weiss, London; V22, London; Analix Forever, Geneva and Geflitter+Partner Architecten, Munich. She has undertaken residencies at the Academy of Fine Art of Poznan Residency, Skoki, Poland; Triangle France Residency, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France; Space, Malinalco, Mexico and most recently at The New Art Gallery Walsall in partnership with Eastside Projects.
The Scream of the Commode is supported by Fluxus and the Institut Français.
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