Maya Rochat ‘A River is a Rock’ at VITRINE, Basel has been featured in Contemporary Art Switzerland. Please find the link here.
We are delighted to be exhibitors for the second year at POPPOSITIONS 2018, in Brussels in April, with a solo presentation of Charlie Godet Thomas. Full exhibitor list announced by ‘Happening’ here.
Maya Rochat is exhibiting at DISINI Visual Arts Festival at Gillman Barracks, Singapore, opening 26 January 2018 and will be visible until 30 September 2018.
Read more here.
“As with any January, there is a chill to the wind surrounding us as we wish away the coldest days still to come. A quietly playful addition to the centre of Bermondsey Square, London, is the latest SCULPTURE AT public sculpture commission. Cloud Study (2017) by the British artist Charlie Godet Thomas is a two-metre high weather vane featuring a yellow speech bubble which contrasts the leaden skies above.
A small cloud symbolising bad luck and misfortune follows the cartoon character, Joe Btfsplk, from the American cartoon ‘Li’l Abner’ created by Al Cap that ran between 1934 – 1977, which Godet Thomas is referencing in this artwork. Visually cheerful and warm, Cloud Study depicts an exclamation of triumph over the character’s blues and bad luck despite its mocking tone which reads, “YO’ IS STUCK IN THAR FO’EVER, LI’L GRAY CLOUD!!-“. The words signal a change in his future as the character Joe Btfsplk takes control of his fate and manages to trap the grey cloud that follows him around in a cave. Ironically, later in the comic he is forced to release the cloud once more to save himself, returning to a life filled with gloom.”
Charlie Godet Thomas sculpture commission ‘Cloud Study’ in Cent magazine. Read more here.
Read Elinor Morgan’s text ‘An Artist in Industry’ written in response to Edwin‘s residency here.
Tim Etchells is presenting a performance as part of book launch event ‘Double Fiction’ for Futures and Fictions (Repeater) and Fiction as Method (Sternberg Press) at Res. on Friday 12 January 7 – 11pm.
Read more here.