INFRASTRUCTURE 1. An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system. 2. The basic facilities, services, and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society, such as transportation and communications systems, water and power lines, and public institutions including schools, post offices, and prisons.
Exhibition curated by Therese Stowell 12 May - 19 June 2005 at Studio Voltaire, London
For Infrastructure, artist Therese Stowell has selected a group of international artists whose work addresses the visible and invisible systems we live within, ranging from belief systems to the built environment and the internet. These systems intersect, forming an ubiquitous, largely invisible network that shapes who we are and what we can do.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Stowell is creating an overall infrastructure diagram that maps and connects the systems present in the work, while placing them in the larger context. This diagram will make visible the vast network of facilities and processes that enable us to live the way we do. It will be reproduced as a poster and will serve as the invitation for the exhibition, as well as being available for visitors to take away with them.
Images of the exhibition
The artists are from London, Edinburgh, New York, Seattle, Amsterdam, and Bulgaria:
|Richard Galpin||Charlotte Ginsborg||Anthony Gross||Victoria Haven|
Richard Galpin his work is about the built environment and the Grid (power/water/etc). His work is in many collections including the British Museum, the British Government Art Collection (10 Downing Street) and Deutsche Bank.
Charlotte Ginsborg her work is about work and work environments. She is currently working on a commission, Land Securities, as part of the public art program for Westminster Council
Anthony Gross his work is about fabricated reality, often in the context of Hollywood. He has exhibited widely, including recent shows at the Economist and the United Arab Emirates Biennial.
Victoria Haven her work is about landscape, the man-made, and the intersection between. She is the recipient of many awards, including two Pollock-Krasner Fellowships and two Seattle Arts Museum Betty Bowen Awards.
Kirsten Lyle her work is about consumer spaces and illusion. She has exhibited widely in the U.K.
Chad McCail his work is about utopian belief systems. He has been included in many prestigious exhibitions including the British Art Show 5, Becks Futures, and Independence at the South London Gallery.
Ian Monroe his work is about projections of corporate power. His work is in the collections of Charles Saatchi, Peter Norton, Frank Cohen, and others.
Svetlana Mircheva her work is about computers and the digital. She recently exhibited at the Venice Biennale and the Athens Biennial.
Angelina Nasso her work is about physical manifestations of the spiritual. She has had solo shows in New York and Houston, Texas, as well as group shows worldwide including China and Italy.
Luke Oxley his work is about consumerism, branding, and signs. He recently completed a residency in Shanghai with the British Council China, and a commission with BBC New Art Commissions.
Kiki Seror her work is about the internet and chat rooms. She has exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions in New York, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Spain, Austria, Portugal, and at SITE Santa Fe.
Robert Yoder his work is about signs and the aerial landscape. His works are found in many public art collections including the Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and the City of Seattle.
Therese Stowell has exhibited widely, including Artiade, Athens; Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers and Catto Contemporary, London. She has been commissioned by many organisations including Ernst & Young, Diesel, Maharishi, South London Gallery and Tank Magazine. She received her MA Fine Art from Goldsmiths College in 2002.