State of the Art

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06 Feb 2014 to 12 Feb 2014
Opening times:

First Thursday Event  6-9.30 pm

Friday to Sunday 1,30-6.00pm

Weekdays by appointments only

!2 Feb. 2014 Finissage with a Music Event 6.30-9,30

 

The contemporary bourgeoisie is miserable. Spiritually impoverished. Our 19th century bourgeoisie were true leaders; they offered intellectual, speculative, philosophical, moral and artistic propositions. They had a planetary mission. That’s not the case for our leaders. They do have a firm grip on the planet but subjectively they have nothing to offer. Our youth feels left behind, their only offer is to consume.

Arthur Yates

www.world you need a change of heart.com

State of the Art

06.02.14 First Thursday opening

Friday to Sunday open from 1'30 to 6.00pm

Weekdays by appointments only.

12.02.14 Finissage: closing party with a music event 7-9.30pm

 

Do you remember what is feels like to be alive?

Modern technology affects the way we live, feel and think.

The contemporary bourgeoisie is miserable. Spiritually impoverished. Our 19th century bourgeoisie were true leaders; they offered intellectual, speculative, philosophical, moral and artistic propositions. They had a planetary mission. That’s not the case for our leaders. They do have a firm grip on the planet but subjectively they have nothing to offer. Our youth feels left behind, their only offer is to consume.

The current monetary oligarchy no longer has the aristocratic sense of spending. They spend money like pigs on bric-à-brac objects pretending to be Art. It’s homogenous with the planetary expansion of contemporary capitalism. Art needs to be in opposition to this.

We are waiting for a vanguard, a truth to set us free. The fog of postmodern depression that arose from the ashes of the dream of progress has been slow to lift. We have passed through a sea of hope and run aground shores that look much like those we set sail from. We should not return to a point in the past, but it might be safe to go back and take what we need from the wreckage. We need to decide what we salvage from these 21st century ruins. What modernist ideals are still relevant? Is there something that postmodern malaise has helped us to understand?

Modernity has left us without illusions, and with determination to imagine the world a new. If our spectacular economy has gifted us anything, it is, perhaps, the chaotic mess left in its wake. The hegemony of  “progress” has torn us from our traditional notions of order, identity and place. The current rupture in our global economy has made us more aware than ever of this void. So Art must fill this space with new ideas we can have faith and believe in. We don’t need to understand these ideas on a calculator in square terms, but give them the opportunity to exist and breath.

Like all pillars of thought they weather down and decay. They turn into ruins, they wait for new structures to be built upon them to stand up and face time, the sun and rain. New ideals need to be erected to continue our progress. 2014 needs new challenges, a new conversation.

State of the Art is the 1st of a series of shows in London. It will examine how modern technology affects the way we live, feel and think.

Mix Media: digital photography,acrylic paint, 3D printing

 

Email Address: 
Tel: 
07941 522623
Event Address: 
47 Mowlem Street
london
E2 9HE