waterside contemporary is committed to developing an ambitious and vibrant multidisciplinary and cross-generational programme. Representing a portfolio of UK and international artists, the gallery brings institutional-quality exhibitions to London art audiences and market and supports the artists through curatorial projects and international art fairs.
d’Alancaisez and Ovenden share an interest in determined and engaged art practices. An international commitment allows the gallery to foreground current and historical overseas debates in a London context.
The gallery’s programme and projects encompass practices that pertain to and stem from political periphery, for example those of Karen Mirza and Brad Butler or Ştefan Constantinescu. In parallel, the gallery engages with conceptually-driven work of mid-career European and UK artists including George Barber and Karim Noureldin.
In a series of group and solo exhibitions, waterside contemporary has worked with artists including Hreinn Fri∂finnsson, Anna Ostoya, Damien Roach, A K Dolven, Anita di Bianco, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Ernesto Salmerón, Amikam Toren and Graham Hudson.
The gallery works closely with its artists on developing projects in London and abroad, with large-scale publishing interventions by Javier Rodriguez and Marcin Dudek’s installation projects examples of an evolving international line-up.
Wed - Sat 12.00-18.00
Calm before storm
- 8 February — 4 March 2017 *on now
waterside contemporary is pleased to present Calm before storm, with Hans Rosenström, Nikita Kadan, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Marinella Senatore, anonymous, Kamen Stoyanov, Mounira Al Solh, Oreet Ashery, Iván Argote, Nick Hornby, Núria Güell, Nicoline van Harskamp, and Marianna Christofides.
Between more substantial projects that are more emblematic of his practice, Hans Rosenström has been passing time by drawing storm clouds, and elsewhere composing the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the now scarce Letraset. The two works by Rosenström are presented in the gallery unfinished, their making interrupted by the exhibition, and perhaps by weather, or political events.
Rosenström’s artistic practice combines site-specific, spatial installations with sound, text, light and constructed elements. Questioning the place of the viewer in his installations, Rosenström sees their presence as pivotal for the existence of the work and only then an allowing for a psychological and physical experience within a specific moment or space can exist. This exploration of our physical surroundings provokes an emotional response, addressing and contemplating issues of isolation, group cohesion, privacy and spectatorship.
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