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
- 18 — 25 January 2017 *on now
waterside contemporary is pleased to present Prime numbers, with 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.
Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčova's sculptures are geometric projections of extra-dimensional structures that are not normally experienced by human brains. The artists assemble this stuff of dreams (and geometry) from bones, a material that displaces it in time and thought: dystopian societies, circles of life, eternal salvations. The arrangements suggest that - just as two-dimensional ocular vision turns into three-dimensional perception with the aid of of a human brain - there isn't all that much missing between our experience of the explorable world and the next imaginable dimension.
At the heart of the collaboration between Chişa and Tkáčova is the quest to find a means of reconciling the political with the aesthetic validity of artistic expression. How does art articulate resistance and stimulate social change without diminishing its aesthetic power or facilitating its own instrumentalisation? The duo have pursued this question across a range of media, including film, installation, text, drawing, performance and sculpture.
- Any age
Hold me down
- 25 January — 1 February 2017
Open from 25 January
Private view Thursday, 26 January, 6-8pm
waterside contemporary is pleased to present Hold me down, with 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.
A single fluorescent light marked with paint bathes part of the gallery space in green light: Nikita Kadan's Commons acts as its own guardian and marks its territory. Reproducing an austerity-times practice of defacing property to protect it against theft, the gesture in fact increases the value of the object in the context of art.
Kadan works with painting, graphics, and installation, often in interdisciplinary collaboration with architects, sociologists and human rights activists. His practice is a critical investigation into the experience of present-day Ukrainians and their relationship to their Soviet past - a mapping that finds often uncomfortable parallels elsewhere.
- Any age
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