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KOO JEONG A: ANNUAL JOURNEY │ Pilar Corrias, London → 26 June 2015

Annual Journey I, 2013. Watercolour on paper, 255 x 150.5 cm (unframed)
Annual Journey I, 2013. Watercolour on paper, 255 x 150.5 cm (unframed)

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“Noun fr hr miniml n ṗetc insṭleśnz, Cu mcs wrcs ɖt r sīmñli caźl, yt at ɖ sem tîm rmarcbli prisîs, dlibṛt n cnsidrd. In ɖz ny lj-scêl wōtrculr pêntñz, Cu rtrnz t ɖ rocs n ẃt ɖe simḅliz t hr…”

Photo: Michael Brzezinski
Photo: Michael Brzezinski

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NÁSTIO MOSQUITO: DAILY LOVEMAKING │ Ikon Gallery, Birmingham → 19 April 2015

Nástia’s Manifesto (2008)
Nástia’s Manifesto (2008)

“Ɖs z ɖ frst sôlo xibišn v wrc bî Nastiu Mscītu, imrjñ t b wn v ɖ most xîtñ ātists v hiz jeṇrešn.

Rūtd in ɖ brwdcastinḍstri, ẇr Mscītu wrct prīvı̣sli az drctr n camṛmn, hiz ātistc practis z xtrōdnri fr its eṇji, intelijns n wit. It z az funi az it z confṛntešnl, az candid az it z îronic, ṣtiricl n cūl. It imbresz film n myzic, ʈiatricl pfwmns, vidio n insṭlešn, ofn rqîrñ ɖ c̣laḅrešn v uɖrz, most nôṭbli Spaniš ātist Vic Ṗrêró. Frīqntli apirñ in conṣts n myzicfestivlz, Mscītu hz olso pfwmd wɖn ɖ contxt v vižl āts prôgramz n mntenz a lîvli onlîn prezns.

Ʈiatricli, Mscītu têcs sentrstêj in hiz wrc. H ofn asymz rôlz, ʈru mimicri, in ōdr t xpres îdiyz ocŕñ t hm, nt so mč az hiz ôn čerišt ḅlifs bt rɖr obẓvešnz on hymn foli manifstd in modn lîf. Ɖ distns btwn hiz acčl îdntti n sč caṛcṭrîzešnz ineblz hm t xpres hmslf verı̣sli az biyñ trnzgresv, cūl, sinicl, pṛfen n vulgr. Nāstia, a nô-it-ol wɖ a Rušn axnt – a monstr injendrd bî ɖ Cold Wor – ipiṭmîzz ɖs tendnsi, n ofn mcs an apiṛns. At ɖ hāt v ɖ xibišn z Nāstia’z Manifsto (2008), a srklr pṛjẋn sspndd jst abv ɖ flor, bêst on ɖ cīwrdz Hiṗcritcl, Îronic n D Nt Gv a Fuc.

Nástia’s Manifesto (2008). Video, 4:10.
Nástia’s Manifesto (2008). Video, 4:10.

In a vrayti v wez Mscītu z an ātist pýntñ s twdz a fyčr in ẇč clir dstnẋnz md btwn ātfwmz, btwn popylr culčr n fîn āt, n ɖ caṭġrîzešn v culčṛl îdnttiz wl hv bcm îɖr rdundnt or ireḷvnt. Hiz slf̣werṇs az smwn in ɖ ātwrld sits alñsd hiz cnsrnz wɖ Africn poḷtcs, ispešli ɖoz ptenñ t Angola – az it dīlz wɖ ɖ leġsi v a loñ n bludi sivl wor – sẋl poḷtcs, rampnt cnsyṃrizm n uɖr simtmz v glôḅlîzešn.

3 Continents (2010) Video, 7:45’
3 Continents (2010) Video, 7:45’

Ɖ dvîs v procḷmešn, v prīčñ or peḍgoji, z dplýd wɖ îronic nowñṇs. In 3 Continnts (2010) w incântr ɖ cnd v confidns ɖt caṛcṭrîzz ɖ nūvo rīš stumblñ intu sičuešnz ɖe d’nt riyli undrstand. Acts (2012), a mr rīsnt wrc bî Nastīvišs (Mscītu n Ṗrêró), z ls naṛtv. In for pāts, w si hm in siluet agnst bacgrândz v vivid culr, pfwmñ cuvrz v soñz sč az I Šot ɖ Šerif n Prpl Rên, inṭsprst bî xwtešnz in Pwčgīz. Ɖz r cmbînd wɖ ilectronic drônz n dijitl ifcts t cunjr p a vižn ɖt z az wirdli omiṇs az it z abstract.

Acts (2012) Video, 12:17’
Acts (2012) Video, 12:17’

Plīz nôt eḷmnts v ɖs xibišn cnten adultcontent n ṗrentl gîdns z advîzd. Ɖ xibišn z acumṗnid bî a publicešn, prîst £10, wɖ txt bî indipndnt kretr, raitr n ātist Gabi Ncôbo. Vizit Îcon’z onlîn šop fr ɖ fl renj v Îcon’z caṭlogz n limitd idišnz.

Îcon, in c̣laḅrešn wɖ Nuova Icona, priznts a projct cmbînñ Nastiu Mscītu’z filmz n pfwmnsz at ɖ 56ʈ Bienāle di Venezia (Me–Ōġst 2015) at ɖ Oratorio di San Ludovico, S. Basilio.

Nastiu Mscītu’z xibišn z ṣpwtd bî ɖ Sindica Dcôlo Fândešn.

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KADER ATTIA │ CONTINUUM OF REPAIR: THE LIGHT OF JACOB’S LADDER │ Whitechapel Gallery, London → 23 November 2014

“Cadr Atia’z (b. 1970) ny wrc v āt z inspîrd bî ɖ rlijs stwri v Jêcb’z vižn v enjlz asndñ t hevn, az wel az bî ɖ spês itslf ẇč z stīpt in histri az a fwmr lîbrri.

Insd hiz xtrōdnri lîbrri, md spešli fr ɖ Ẇîtčapl Gaḷri, lîz a wōmli lit cabinit v krioṣtiz abv ẇč a vast mirr rflcts a bīm v lît, trnsfwmñ it intu ruñz v a ladr t infiṇti. A siriz v māblbusts v wūndd soljrz fṛm Wrldwor I n rperd Nwʈ Africn wŭdn lrnñbwdz (ketab) obzrv ɖs târñ strucčr v bcšelvz fild wɖ senčriz v akmyletd hymn nolij.

C̣lāžz, sculpčrz, wōldrōñz n multīmīdia insṭlešnz rflct on prôsesz v rper, ẇč ɖ ātist sīz az an undrlayñ prínṣpl v dveḷpmnt in culčr az in nêčr.”

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