Entries in Art (15)
06.09.2012 - 05.10.2012
PRIVATE VIEW (FB EVENT)
Thursday 06.09.2012 - from 6.30 to 8.30PM
La Scatola Gallery in collaboration with Union Gallery are delighted to present “Everything is Possible”, a major solo exhibition with artist and shaman Matthew Stone. The exhibition unfolds a new body of work, shaped by the interlinking of performance, photography & sculpture.
EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE & LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING
EVERYBODY IS AN ARTIST & EVERYTHING IS ART
(Entrance through corner of Worship St with Appold St)
Nearest tube station Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street overground station.
CRUNCH 2010: Engaging, Irreverent and Challenging
“A space of discovery” The Guardian
“One of the UK’s hidden gems” GQ
Crunch: the art festival and music at hay returns for a weekend of thought-provoking
debate, incisive talks and late-night parties. An eclectic set of artists, philosophers,
writers, film-makers and musicians will congregate in Hay to debate the big question:
what’s the point of art?
Among a host of others, you’ll have the chance to engage with human rights activist
Bianca Jagger, White Cube’s Marc Quinn, best-selling author Sarah Thornton,
Serpentine Director Julia Peyton-Jones, BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz, Turner prize
winning artist Martin Creed, ICA Director Ekow Eshun and Costa Prize-winning
novelist AL Kennedy.
Crunch 2010 will also be welcoming The Tate’s Great British Art Debate Tent with
a mix of solo talks, conversations, music and entertainment. And for the first time ever,
Crunch will be showing, and selling, work by some of the UK’ s leading artistic talent and
galleries at the Crunch Art Fair. All served up with winter-warming mulled cider, hog
roasts and nightly displays of pyrotechnic wizardry.
This year’s late night music line-up includes folk-siren Laura Marling, band of the
moment Man Like Me, fashion-icons The Broken Hearts and music genii Clean
Bandit, among others.
Engaging, irreverent and challenging. Be part of Crunch 2010, Hay’s best kept secret. For
more information, see www.artfestivalathay.org
Matthew Stone: Crunch 2010 Talks
20th November, 1:30pm
Matthew Stone, Julian Spalding, Matthew Collings, Ekow Eshun.
Mary-Ann Craig chairs.
Almost a generation ago, a handful of British artists - with some help from Charles
Saatchi - realigned the cultural landscape with their sensational, unorthodox conceptual
work. Is shock value a legitimate goal for art or a distraction from the real thing?
BBC presenter Mary-Ann Craig keeps order as broadcaster and critic Matthew Collings,
artist Matthew Stone, controversial critic and curator Julian Spalding, and Director of the
ICA Ekow Eshun take issue over the end of taboo.
Ugly is over, Beauty is Back
21st November, 3:30pm
Matthew Stone, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Anj Smith, Godfrey Barker.
Hilary Lawson chairs.
For a century beauty has been out of fashion. Could it be on the way back? Some have
argued that as the pessimism and brutality of the YBA era recedes, a new dawn of beauty
is rising once again in British art. If so, is this indicative of a deep human desire for
beauty, or a superficial antidote to the darkening external climate?
Artists Matthew Stone and Anj Smith debate the return of beauty with Godfrey Barker
and Gabriel Gbadamosi.
BODY LANGUAGE is the new exhibition by Matthew Stone at V1 Gallery (Denmark). The solo show will include new photography, sculpture and collage.
Image: “Subject-Object Interrelations” 2010 (Unique Giclee print in custom mount) Courtesy of V1 Gallery.
MATTHEW STONE – BODY LANGUAGE
Matthew Stone’s (b. 1982) human landscapes are monumental and simple, strong and fragile. His mounds of naked bodies are presented as multidimensional beings full of life.
The pivotal questions are of separation and return, of challenges to perceptions of individuality. Separated bodies physically return; placed together to undergo a romantic mutation that enables a metaphysical reconnection. Stone uses the interplay of light and darkness to follow sculptural curves and surfaces, awakening the imagination’s desire to delve into the (c)overt.
It is this polarisation that creates the fields of tension in all of Stone’s works. Our surroundings and ourselves often seem divided into irreconcilable binaries: right/wrong, light/dark, good/evil, I/other. Rather than rejecting these overly simplistic, seeming contradictions, Stone proposes new contexts for their powerful co-existence.
In his performative rituals and collectively-minded shoots the camera becomes a shamanic tool used to invoke and create history, rather than to document it. With art as his weapon of choice Matthew challenges fear and denudes a newly defined optimism that not only sheds light on man, but also on the endless possibilities we are all composed of.
Matthew Stone was recently named the most influential living British artist under 30 by The Sunday Times and Norman Rosenthal, curator and critic, has draw comparison to the energy of a young Hirst. This is Matthew Stone’s first solo exhibition in Denmark.
This new work is in a group show in Athens titled "Gravity's Rainbow". The top image shows the final install and the second the original image. Full details of the show can be found below.
October 20 - November 24, 2007
Peres Projects Athens
10437 Athens Greece
Group show GRAVITY'S RAINBOW, its title taken from that of the famed postmodern Thomas Pynchon novel, includes several new works by the following artists:
ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS
Opening Hours: Thursday - Friday 5 - 9PM Saturday - Sunday 2 - 9PM and by appointment
For further information or reproductions please contact Peres Projects Berlin at tel. +49 30 6162 6962 or email@example.com.
Peres Projects Athens presents Gravity's Rainbow as part of ReMap KM, a collaborative project running parallel to the 1st International Athens Biennial. For more information visit http://www.remapkm.com