12.10.07 Preview Year_07 Art Projects, Undo.net


Heather & Ivan Morison, Katie Paterson, Diane Copperwhite, Scott Fife, Ben Long, Esther Teichmann, Richard Williams, Motoko Dobashi and Marcus Kenney are just a few of the exciting global artists exhibiting new work at Year_07, the London art fair scene’s fastest-rising star. Over sixty exhibitors including international rising galleries from Japan to Switzerland, Germany to the USA and Belgium to the UK will be showcasing new work in the newest major art event on the London art fair circuit, hosted by East London gallery Keith Talent. With its anti-hierarchical policy and curatorial freedom, Year_07 is part of a new wave of art fair, proving its unique ambition by allowing exhibition without restraint and encouraging experimental artists and galleries to display imaginatively within the venue’s space. Riverside venue County Hall will provide a richly traditional space of 19th century wood panelled rooms overlooking the Thames, which artists are encouraged to engage with.

Haas & Fischer is planning to showcase Chitra Ganesh, Adriaan ven der Ploeg, Flore de Koning, Maarten Overdijk, Loukia Alavanou and Jonathan Delachaux. New York artist Ganesh explores how memory and repression shape moments of personal and social crisis using material including Greek and Hindu mythology and Bollywood posters. Rotterdam-based Van der Ploeg will be exhibiting a photo series of of online gaming community portraits.

Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art is showcasing this slide animation and sound installation which documents the artists’ search for the original nomadic groups of people who travelled through the States in house-trucks made from felled timber. The slide-film is accompanied by a range of crystalline forms that hover above the barren landscape of Quartzsite, Arizona; these meteoritelike shapes casting a flickering shadow over the many house-trucks, caravans and everyday detritus.

Galerie Emmanuel Post, which shows young artists who were both educated and work in Leipzig, will be curating a show including work by Sebastian Gogel, Alexander Gutsche, Juliana Ortiz and Laura Bielau. The works all make use of a different form of realism and the exhibition will evoke a subtle and surprising interplay of different formal and thematic approaches.

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery will be bring a range of artists including Mark O’Kelly whose work offers seemingly familiar and recognisable subject matter, through viewpoints that reference voyeurism and spectatorship. Diane Copperwhite’s lyrical paintings work primarily with memory and she plays with lighting and colour to create a lightly unreal dreamlike quality.

Vane will be showcasing work by Newcastle-based Jock Mooney. Working in mainly drawing and sculpture, Mooney explores the cultural outpourings of the human mind and seeks to liberate the human spirit through confronting us with our everyday ridiculousness. His anarchic project attempts to break apart oppressive and redundant forms of thought and clear a path for the imagination.

Man&Eve exhibits work by new and emerging UK and international artists across a wide range of disciplines including film, sculpture, painting, sound and performance. Since opening in May 2006, it has featured work by 20 artists across Europe, USA and Japan. Exhibiting artists include Ben Long who has used conventional scaffolding materials to form the basis of a sculptural kit, Helga Steppan and Esther Teichmann.

Lisa Boyle Gallery in Chicago is committed to representing its emerging artists in all media and reputation lies with quirky and raw explorations of narrative and installation works.

g-module, the Parisian outlet for the American arts scene will be presenting a dramatic installation of artists whose 21st century vision reflects the current pulse of abstraction with influences of science-fiction, technology, satire and paradox – including Gordon Terry, Scott Teplin and Rico Gatson.

Galerie Jarmuschek und Partner will be showcasing new work from Cologne-based Martha Parsey who investigates the masks we adopt and the roles we play. Her work both celebrates and subverts the corporate culture that the media pursues through magazines and advertising. The idea and habit of drawing from photographs and other reproductions is crucial to Parsey’s thinking and the concept of the Gallery Jarmuschek und Partner.

Carter Presents- will be featuring a number of young, emerging artists including London-based rising star Will Tuck and Katie Paterson who earlier this year caused a sensation by inviting viewers to phone a glacier in Iceland to listen to its death throes. Both will have solo shows later this year at the gallery.

Keith Talent Gallery In 2001 Fair organisers Andrew Clarkin and Simon Pittuck converted 4,000 sq ft of industrial space in East London into ten artist’s studios and the Keith Talent Gallery. In 2003 the gallery launched Miser & Now, a quarterly magazine, distributed nationally. The title invites artists and theorists to discuss current trends. East London gallery Keith Talent is named after the main protagonist in Martin Amis’ book London Fields. The gallery has housed over thirty exhibitions since it was opened, exhibiting established practitioners alongside young artists. Recent exhibitions have included artist Tom of Finland in his first ever solo show in London and Art is A Cupboard by Adam Gillam.

from: undo.net