Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Darren Banks: "Hello World" Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Hello World

Darren Banks, Luke Collins, Jonathan Horowitz, Seth Price, Corin Sworn, Stina Wirfelt

Embassy Gallery
Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Pl, Edinburgh, EH8 9SU

Opening: 19.11.10 7-9pm

Exhibition Runs: 20.11.10 - 05.12.10 Thursday - Sunday 12-6pm

Hello World is a project in two parts taking as its starting point the emergence of the Internet over the past 20 years as one of the primary means of the dissemination of information.

Part 1:

The first part is a physical exhibition that will take place at the Embassy featuring the work of 6 artists. The work in the show will approach the way in which the Internet has influenced cultural production, in specific relation to practices of appropriation. The increasing digitalisation and distribution of media has spurred a new generation of artists to approach the image in a similar way to that of the supposed 'pictures generation', taking extant images and recontextualising them, augmenting meaning or offering new ways of seeing.

As part of this project we are distributing a font based on the paintings of John Baldessari. This is currently only in beta format with just capital letters but will appear in a fuller format next week.


Part 2:

The second part will be an experimental seminar with a new link being shared daily, through the sources listed below for the duration of the exhibition.

Teen Image by Seth Price

The meaning of open is obfuscated an interview between Geert Lovink and Andreas Hirsch

These links will also be shared through the Embassys presence on the following social networks




Jonathan Horowitz's inclusion precedes his first ever solo exhibition in a UK public gallery at Dundee Contemporary Arts. Minimalist Works from the Holocaust Museum combines newly commissioned works alongside key works from the last two decades of the artist's practice. 27.11.10 to 20.02.11

Stina Wirfelt will have an exhibition of new works opening at 44 141 Gallery, Glasgow on the 03.12.10 7:30-9:30pm running until 18.12.10

Darren Banks appears courtesy the artist and Workplace Gallery, Gateshead

Jonathan Horowitz appears courtesy the artist and Gavin Browns Enterprise New York

Darren Banks
Clusterfuck, 2010 (detail from Fade Away 2010)
Mixed Media Installation incorporating Art, House, Work 2005, Puppet Cinema 2005, Fade Away 2010, Introducing Delia Deetz 2010, Suppertime 2010, David and Medusa 2010, Clusterfuck 2010.
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK