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Crocodile Cradle, PEER, London, 2021

The Enigma of the Hour: 100 Year of Psychoanalytic Thoughts with Goshka Macuga, Freud Museum, London, 2019

Revolt of the Sage with Craig Burnett, Blain Southern, London, 2016
Dadadandy Boutique, ARTPROJX SPACE, London, 2008
Le Palais des Etoiles, Selfridges, London, 2007
Space is the Place, Ritter Zamett London, 2006
Spring Summer, Program, London, 2005
From A to B and Back Again, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, 2005
EXPO 21: Strategies of Display, Angel Row Gallery Nottingham touring to Mead Gallery Coventry, 2004
AFM, with John Armleder and Sylvie Fleury, Percy Miller, London, 2004
Simon Moretti featuring John Armleder, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris 2003
Vis-a-Vis, Platform, 2003
The Green Room, Percy Miller Gallery, London, 2002

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Crocodile Cradle 

PEER, London

20 Feb-19 April 2021

A collaborative work by Simon Moretti

for this collaborative project has invited 51 to supply a text that they have written or found. Artists in order of appearance:

Liam Gillick, Lubaina Himid, Helen Cammock, Matilde Cerruti Quara, Nedko Solakov, Jimmie Durham, Tacita Dean, Andrea Bowers, Erica Baum, Liliana Moro, Giorgio Sadotti, Dan Perjovschi

Alejandro Cesarco, Stefan Brüggemann, Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, David Horvitz

John Smith, David Austen, Cally Spooner, Vedovamazzei, Sue Tompkins, Peter Liversidge, Pavel Büchler, Cerith Wyn Evans, Goshka Macuga, Amikam Toren, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Ian Whittlesea

Sylvie Fleury, Ugo Rondinone, Christian Marclay, Simon English, Carey Young, Mai-Thu Perret

Jimmy Robert, Marysia Lewandowska, Nicholas Alvis Vega, Linder, Koushna Navabi, Sophie Jung

Karl Holmqvist, John Armleder, Annie Ratti, Jason Dodge, Cesare Pietroiusti, Marcel Van Eeden

Daniel Gustav Cramer, Paul Heber-Percy, Joan Jonas, Jirí Kovanda, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt

Jonathan Monk

An exhibition on three platforms: a filmed performance online and via QR code; a text collage on the gallery's glass façade; and a book, to be published this summer.

The artists' texts have been brought to life with a reading by actor Alastair Mackenzie; a 38-minute-film of his one-take performance will be viewable on smartphones via a QR code, accessible from the gallery windows and online at peeruk.org. A live performance and publication will follow later in the year.

Moretti said, "I have always been interested in the possibilities of different exhibition structures and to have a collaged text that can be exhibited, read or

performed online or physically in a gallery. At this time while we are all dealing with social distancing or isolating in one way or another, in and out of lockdowns,

I like the idea for all of us to be connected through a single work."

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The Enigma of the Hour: 100 Year of Psychoanalytic Thoughts with Goshka Macuga

June-August 2019

Photo by Angus Mill

An exhibition marking the centenary of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

This exhibition presents archival material touching on the origins and life of The International Journal alongside contemporary artworks, bringing together themes central to both psychoanalysis and art: translation, transformation, temporality, the unconscious, metaphor and dreams. The artworks address these ideas, creating a conversation that reverberates throughout the evocative rooms of the Freud Museum.

The archival presentation explores the prehistory of the journal, the hidden role of women in its early years, its beginnings and connections with the Bloomsbury Group, and the influence of classical art and culture on Freud’s ideas and the visual identity of the International Journal.

Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ

The exhibition includes new commissions by Simon Moretti and Goshka Macuga, alongside specially selected works by invited artists, Linder, Daniel Silver and Paloma Varga Weisz. Loans from the British Psychoanalytic Society, Tate and The Wellcome Trust including works by Duncan Grant, Barbara Ker-Seymer with John Banting and Rodrigo Moynihan, along with items from the Freud Museum Collection.

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Revolt of the Sage with Craig Burnett, Blain Southern, London

Novembre 2016-January 2017

Revolt of the Sage is an exhibition featuring sixteen artists that takes its title from a work by Giorgio de Chirico painted in 1916. The Revolt of the Sage1 is an example of what the artist would call a ‘metaphysical interior’, and yet its crowded pictorial space overflows with ephemeral things:

frames, measuring devices and biscuits. Objects pile up and overlap, while a strange perspective recedes into an irresolvable background. What did the artist mean by a ‘metaphysical interior’? In a letter to Apollinaire, written around the time he painted The Revolt of the Sage, de Chirico describes two realms: our finite condition, and its loss and longing, and a metaphysical realm where time does not exist.

"It has been almost two years now since I’ve seen you. The Ephesian teaches us that time does not exist and that on the great curve of eternity the past is the same as the future. This might be what the Romans meant with their image of Janus, the god with two faces; and every night in dream, in the deepest hours of rest, the past and future appear to us as equal, memory blends with prophecy in a mysterious union.

Giorgio de Chirico to Apollinaire, July 1916

 

Picking up on de Chirico’s vision of a ‘metaphysical interior’, Revolt of the Sage gathers a range of artists who use collage, juxtaposition, fragments, framing devices and layered imagery to explore ruptures in time and the alluring mysteries of the everyday. The exhibition features new and existing work by contemporary"

Horst Ademeit, Lynn Chadwick, Hanne Darboven, Haris Epaminonda, Geoffrey Farmer, Jannis Kounellis, Mark Lewis, Goshka Macuga, Christian Marclay, Simon Moretti, David Noonan

Sigmar Polke, Erin Shirreff, Michael Simpson, John Stezaker, Paloma Varga Weisz

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