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Vordemberge-Gildewart Award

Lookup NU author(s): Richard Grayson


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This year’s prize has been curated by Richard Grayson. Grayson states: “What directed my thinking in this particular iteration was a consideration of practices that in one way or another inflect or reflect the technological innovations that are shaping our culture. This seems to me in concordance with the approaches and practices of Vordemberge - Gilderwart himself who, as an artist made work the conception of which was inflected by the technologies of his time, the machine, and the way that the industrial was shaping ways the world might be imagined. … In his case this took him into the direction of 'Absolute Art" a pure modernist abstraction that increasingly excluded reference to the outside world. In today's context, digital innovations seem to lead more towards a hybridity rather than a purity so the artists represented here all elide codes and combine approaches. Not all of the works make reference to the digital realm but all of the works mix codes and cross definitions and indexes. The artists are generating new and innovative hybrids that are shaped by or reflect, the complex operations of these technologies and their wider play on our worlds and our imaginations.”Aaron Angell, Iain Ball, Oliver Beer, Beth Collar, Laura Eldret, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Patrick Goddard, Joey Holder, Marguerite Humeau, Lawrence Lek, Rebecca Molloy, Athena Papadopoulos, Viktor Timofeev.

Publication metadata

Artist(s): Grayson R

Publication type: Exhibition

Publication status: Published

Year: 2016

Number of Pieces: 13

Venue: Annely Juda Gallery

Location: London, UK

Media of Output: various