Artist: Ant Farm / Kim Beom / Donna Conlon / Graham Dolphin / Sharon Hayes / Hayley Newman / Wael Shawky
Curated by Tom Morton
Tuesday 28 August 2007
Cubitt are pleased to present Namespace, a screening of video works selected by London-based artist Carey Young. In each work, elements of performance, appropriation and re-enactment reframe originals familiar from our commercialised communications landscape, whether we see the Koran being ‘performed’ by the artist in a supermarket aisle (Wael Shawky’s The Cave), a sequence of clips from news presenters on Korean TV edited to produce naive but vaguely utopian statements (Kim Beom’s Untitled News, 2002) or Ant Farm’s exuberant simulation of the infamous Zapruder tape, in which the artist collective re-enacts the Kennedy assassination before an unsuspecting Dallas crowd (The Eternal Frame, 1976.). Carey Young will introduce the works with a short talk before the screening.
Carey Young’s work has been exhibited widely, including in A Short History of Performance Part II (Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2003), British Art Show 6 (BALTIC, Newcastle and tour, 2006) and the Moscow Biennale 2 (Moscow, 2007.) She will shortly be showing in For Sale, Cristina Guerra Gallery, Lisbon (curated by Jens Hoffman) and in a solo show at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. For more information see www.careyyoung.com