EC Lab | Opening Reception 13th March | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
23 Heddon Street – W1B 4BQ London
The new project the gallery has been working on since the beginning of this year, the EC Lab. The aim is to promote and encourage experimentation and creativity in the new generations of artists and designers. Elisabetta believes that across the fields of art and design it is significant to support the visions of young visual artists and designers and the Lab will encourage them to express cultural languages of our time through the creation of limited edition wearable art pieces. Challenging traditional aesthetic and proposing different use of materials, they bring fresh approaches to the medium and shape fascinating pieces filled with symbolic content.
Flavie Audi, artist, and Noor Fares, jewellery designer, collaborated to create a jewellery collection named Superlunary. This collection fuses Flavie’s exploration into the symbiosis of the synthetic and the natural with Noor’s minimal aesthetic, creating pieces that echo lunar bodies transfixed in a seemingly eternal fluidity that hover between the realm of the real and the synthesised. The fluid geometry of the pieces are created through different processes: hand carved stone requiring high levels of craftsmanship inlaid with artificial and natural gems, synthetic resin that swallows natural stones to form ethereal clouds and silver with resin moulded by a 3D printer. These materials together form an ambiguous juxtaposition through which the lines between the two are blurred. This duality invites the viewer to consider the relative merits of each material. In an era of technological innovation that has seen the creation of flawless, synthetic diamonds, undetectable by man or machine, the work questions the values and authenticity inherent within these materials.
Closing event: 8th March
Performance: 7 & 8 pm
Show opens daily 12-6pm
65 Decima street, SE1 4QR, London
‘True Beauty’ Tales of Research and Imagination
Stedelijk Museum Breda, The Netherlands.
3rd March – 19th August2018
The face of science is constantly changing. Recent scientific areas of research, discoveries and technologies has led to a flood of new images. Although they sometimes resemble what we know, the stories these images tell can often be a mystery. Many images stand out for their beauty. Perhaps the makers want to make apparent that truth and beauty are still connected.
On the other hand, artists and designers create new images through scientific research. Their interests might lie in techniques and methodologies, or they might place their focus on the aesthetics and meaning of the images themselves. History has shown that the relationship between scientific and artistic imagination, between scientific and artistic beauty, has always been a source of inspiration.
The exhibition gives an overview of some of the most beautiful scientific images from the 21st century. Photography, video, and animations will explore the themes of man & nature and space & matter with artworks by Flavie Audi, Franck Bragigand, Herbert Franke, Jan-Maarten Luursema, James Pricer, and Mels van Zutphen.
True Beauty is the pilot to a series of three biennial exhibitions that explore science, fine art, and image culture.
FLAVIE AUDI & SAMATHA LEE
Flavie Audi and Samantha Lee would like to invite you to the opening of their
latest video collaboration SUB-, exploring the physical materiality of the screen
and how daily interactions are increasingly happening on surface level. The
geology of the Liquid Crystal Display is imagined through a world compressed
in a screen. Shot entirely with a macro zoom, the video combines lo-fi visual
effects with a soundscape appropriated from acid house, communication
devices and computational machines. SUB- speculates on a future nostalgia
for the pixel and its grid-like architecture. The video work will be presented as
a multi-screen installation, with a special performance by choreographer Kirill
Burlov that responds to the video’s movement and states of liquidity.
DANCE PERFORMANCE BY KIRILL BURLOV
24th February – 5pm & 6pm
8th March – 7pm & 8pm
Open Daily: 12pm-6pm
65 Decima Street, SE1 4QR London
RSVP Private View: https://sub-privateview.eventbrite.co.uk
RSVP 8 March: https://sub-closingevent.eventbrite.co.uk
The Opening : Thursday February 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
In presence of the artists
The exhibition will be on view until April 5, 2018
Shirin ABU SHAQRA
Helen EL KHAL
Tamara EL SAMERRAEI
Randa MIRZA & Lara TABET
Salwa RAWDA SHOUCAIR
Caroline TABET & Joanna ANDRAOS