Sat 24 Sep – Sun 22 Jan
Nottingham Contemporary presents Hollow Earth: Art, Caves and The Subterranean Imaginary, a major thematic exhibition which brings together a wide range of responses to the image and idea of the cave. It includes painting, photography, sculpture, sound, installation and video, as well as archives and architectural models, stretching from 1960 to today, alongside works from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Beneath Nottingham are over 800 caves, hand-carved into the sandstone bedrock. For centuries, they have played host to dwellings, mines, cellars and tanneries. Inspired by this subterranean city, Hollow Earth brings together 150 works by more than 50 artists to explore questions of thresholds, darkness and prehistory.
12 Mackintosh Lane
London E9 6AE
17-18 September 2022
Inspired by the transitory and experimental nature of Mackintosh Lane and its multiple identities as an artist studio, a non-profit gallery, occasional pied-a-terre and photographic studio, Simon Moretti presents new and existing works that aim to create a complex symbolic narrative as a part of an overall gesamtkunstwerk. This enigmatic display engages with issues of agency, temporality, automatism, desire and masculinity as well as continuing his ongoing investigation with 'curating as practice’. The exhibition will feature new works made with found and borrowed objects, a sculpture made with a well known iconic male fragrance, a new neon text an existing collage and photographic work.
With thanks to Michael Anastassiades, Anna Higgins, Paul Heber-Percy, Goshka Macuga, David Noonan, Polys Peslikas.
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Thursday 8th September 2022
With Simon Moretti and Andrew Durbin.
Camden Art Centre are pleased to mark the launch of ABACUS by Simon Morretti (2022). Published by Ridinghouse and designed by A Practice For Everyday Life, the book is presented as a non-chronological visual essay, charting ten years of collage works by Moretti. It includes text contributions from writer Craig Burnett, curator and art historian Yuval Etgar, novelists Deborah Levy and Chloe Aridjis, and a conversation with writer Andrew Durbin, editor-in-chief of frieze Magazine.
On the occasion of the book launch, Durbin will provide a short introduction offering an insight into the themes and processes employed by Moretti and his engagement with ‘curating as practice’.
The artist will also be present to sign copies of the book sold at a discounted price for the launch.
Untitled (Homage to Picasso) 2021, collage
Trees Die Stand: Plants and Humans
Curated by Freda Uziyel
25 November 2021-7 January 2022
Book launch at PEER, London
Join us for the launch of Crocodile Cradle a collaborative publication by artist Simon Moretti, who at the start of the first lockdown, invited 51 artists including Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, Tacita Dean, Liam Gillick, Lubaina Himid, Christian Marclay and Cerith Wyn Evans to provide him with texts – whether found, appropriated or specially created to be compiled into this publication. The book is co-published with Mousse Publishing and designed by A Practice for Every Day Life.
For this event the actress Hermione Gulliford will read the 51 contributions as a continuous script, the performance will last around 40 minutes. There will also be an oppourtunity to buy the book at a special discounted price on the evening.
20 February – 20 March 2021
PEER is delighted to present Crocodile Cradle, a new exhibition on three platforms: a filmed performance online, accessible via a QR code; a text collage on the gallery's glass façade; and a book, to be published this summer. For this collaborative project, artist Simon Moretti invited 51 artists including Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, Tacita Dean, Liam Gillick, Lubaina Himid, Christian Marclay and Cerith Wyn Evans to supply a text that they have written or found.
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. A live performance and publication will follow later in the year.