Adam Ross: Untitled (Ideal Crash4), 2005, oil, alkyd and acrylic on canvas, 91,5 x 123 cm.
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Curated by Barry Schwabsky
October 7 - 28, 2006
We are pleased to invite you to the opening of the group show Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere curated by Barry Schwabsky, art critic and co-editor of the international review section of Artforum.
The show presents works by eight prominent artists: Gillian Carnegie, Annika von Hausswolff, Myriam Holme, Sean Paul, Adam Ross, Aïda Ruilova, John Stezaker, Toby Ziegler.
A poet was once asked whether he was more interested in the form of its work, or in its content. "Neither one," he replied. "The only thing that's really interesting is the void that lies between the two, which conceivably resembles the void at the heart of all things."
Likewise, with regard to images, one might ask the artist whether she is more interested in the surface of her work or its structure, and she might equally elect, instead, the void between them.
This is an exhibition of works that point elsewhere—neither to themselves as self-contained, autonomous artifacts, nor to the things they might picture or evoke. Instead, they indicate the empty space in between, the gap that is the artwork's true engine of seduction, its true source power. The place in art where something opens up, and we have to look in: Everybody knows this is nowhere.