“Without explicitly referring to the role that the sea plays in current political debates and humanitarian concerns, Porritt touches on the moral discontent that is part and parcel of aesthetic distance as the foundation of art”
Maja Naef reviews Sam Porritt’s current solo exhibition ‘A Certain Change’ at VITRINE Basel in Artforum December Issue. Read here
Sam Porritt will be presented at the main exhibition of this year’s Print Triennial, ‘Cloudbusters: Intensity vs. Intention’, curated by Margit Säde at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), on 2 June and runs until 16 July. Read more here.
Sam Porritt is one of the artists involved in the group show curated by Show.me.up, ‘Tipping the Scales’, at Paradise Works, Salford.
The exhibit is featured in Tom Emery’s article ‘In Manchester and Salford, Sustainable Artist-Run Spaces Power Forward’ for Frieze.
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“Out of the eleven works on show, ‘the balancing act’ is a motif most literally figured in Sam Porritt’s ‘Muscle Memory’ (2017), in which a clay snake scales a set of stairs. As the show self-professedly attempts to expose the ‘coping mechanisms’ we use to deal with ‘unstable existence’, the stairs transform to a descending escalator in the mind, and the snake undulates: forever toiling, but ultimately stationary.”
Sam Porritt’s work, ‘Muscle Memory’ features in group show ‘Tipping the Scales’ at Paradise Works, Salford. Read the review for Corridor8 by Jordan Harrison-Twist here.
Sam Porritt’s edition ‘A Study from Bad to Worse’ featured in 5 editions under £500 in Artworks. Read more here.
Sam Porritt is selected for the Swiss Art Awards 2017. The exhibition runs from 13-18 June, 2017 with a preview on 12 June, 2017 from 7-10pm. The award ceremony takes place on 12 June, 5-6.30pm.
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Sam Porritt is included in the group show ‘Something Like You’ at And/Or Gallery, London. The exhibition runs from 4 March – 11 April, 2017 with a preview on 3 March, 6-9 pm and a performance at 8.30 pm. Find more information here.