Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Matt Stokes: "Right Right Now Now" Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung, M.1 Hohenlockstedt, Germany

Matt Stokes
Right Right Now Now
Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung M1
12 June - 22 August 2010

Sven Augustijnen, Friederike Clever, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Heinz Peter Knes, Denise Mawila, Eline McGeorge, Gareth Moore, Roseline Rannoch, Matt Stokes

Right Right Now Now focuses on artistic positions that build on journalistic, sociological, and scientific formats and strategies, this does not assimilate, but rather develops their own aesthetic description of the world. The focus of this work traces historical events, describing social and cultural contexts, but always avoiding a traditional analytical summary.

What value can be added to these events, through application of artistic language? Right Right Now Now is a plea for narrative and subjective forms of expression. The potential of the featured artists is their subjective positions and often obsessive gaze. While these artists supposedly marginalise, neglected details or move selective personalities into the concentrated attention, they also open up new perspectives on the familiar. They develop independent languages and thus make history, as well as the presence of subjective perspective accessible.

Curated by Katja Schroeder

Matt Stokes
Real Arcadia (Never Been to Belgium), 2003
12 x archive ink-jet prints on paper
72 x 57 x 4 cm
courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK