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Friday 4th May

11.00 - 20.00

Performing Surfaces

CASS Gallery Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7PF

Damien Roach, Magali Reus, Marianne Spurr and Marie Lund.
 
Performing Surfaces investigates conceptual and formalistic approaches towards the performative aspect of artistic production through a selection of sculptural paintings by four London-based artists and the format of the exhibition itself. Two events, to be held in the exhibition space, will act as an extension to the show, while a research desk located at the gallery will operate as a platform for the production of three publications in response to the artworks and the events, providing alternative readings on the exhibition.
 
Performing Surfaces brings together works that assume and embody the performative character of the artistic gesture, being the outcome of an ongoing development of actions between the object and the subject. The exhibition extends the concept of performativity, a term much associated with performance art emerging in the 60s, in order to reflect on the bodily processes that shape the material, as well as the formal and conceptual nature of the artwork.
 
Following that, a certain notion of performativity can be used here as a key to unravel the common thread that runs from artistic conception to the viewer’s interpretation: an understanding of the creation of meaning through the relations that emerge within the artwork itself and between the artwork and the viewer.
 
Performing Surfaces is curated by Anne Baan Hofman, Katayoun Yousefi and Pagona Zali, students of the MA course Curating the Contemporary, taught jointly by London Metropolitan University and the Whitechapel Gallery.
 
CASS Gallery Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7PF
 
Opened
Private view Friday 20 April

Thursday 26 & Friday 27 April, 11.00 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 3, Friday 4 & Thursday 10 May, 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
and by appointment.
 
Events
26/04 6.00 - 7.00 pm 
The Artists’ Perspective: Artist interview by Nico D’Oliviera
 
10/05 6.00 - 7.00 pm 
Capturing the moment of creation: On John Latham.
 
A talk by Claire LouiseStaunton, curator of Flat Time House and Nayia Yiakoumaki, archive curator of the Whitechapel Gallery 
 
Contact
[email protected]
 
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