Zabludowicz Collection

Testing Ground: Disapearing Into One

11 - 27 Jan 2013

© Alicja Kwade
Condition 1+2 (2009)
11 - 27 January 2013

Sleight of hand is a set of techniques used to manipulate objects and covertly misdirect an audience. It is based on an idea of spectator failure and the suspension of disbelief necessary to convince oneself into perceiving the illusion as magical. The art works and curatorial framework of Disappearing Into One question whether we can understand art as operating through this same process: as a switch, a transformation or even a physical anomaly. In the end, is it possible that a flourish of the hand can enable meaning and production at the point of encounter?

Newly commissioned artworks engage and intersect with works from the Zabludowicz Collection creating unforeseen connections and tangents.

The exhibition includes works by 14 artists from the Zabludowicz Collection and seven others including five newly commissioned works for the show. Exhibiting artists include: Ulla von Brandenburg, Laura Buckley, Susan Collis, Michael Dean, Ryan Gander, Falk Haberkorn, James Ireland, Alicja Kwade, Edgar Leciejewski, Nobuaki Onishi, Damien Roach, Erin Shireff, Keith Tyson and Guido van der Werve from the Zabludowicz Collection along with Nicole Bachmann, Andrej Bako, g.bridle, Catoke Kramer, Lindsay Seers, Luuk Schröder and Oliver Lee Terry.

The exhibition preview on Friday 11 January will include an initial performance of The Presence Project by Catoke Kramer featuring participants from Rose Bruford College, London. The Presence Project will continue throughout the exhibition with a final performance by Kramer at the exhibition’s closing event on Sunday 27 January. This event will also include Grand Final, a tournament staged by David Blandy. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a programme of talks and events.

As part of the fifth annual Testing Ground for Art and Education season at Zabludowicz Collection, Disappearing Into One is a curatorial collaboration between students on the MFA Curating courses at Goldsmiths College, and this year, for the first time, Chelsea College of Art. Disappearing Into One is collectively curated by Sasha Burkhanova, Louise Chignac, Karina Dar Juan, Iben Elmstrøm, Stephanie Neoh, Helena Palomero Gorrindo, Emily Purser, Ravian van den Hil, Lucy Rollins and Jiaxue Zhang.

Tags: David Blandy, Ulla von Brandenburg, Susan Collis, Michael Dean, Ryan Gander, Falk Haberkorn, Alicja Kwade, Edgar Leciejewski, Nobuaki Onishi, Damien Roach, Lindsay Seers, Keith Tyson, Guido van der Werve, O Zhang