Holon a group exhibition by Carmen & Luisa, Sophie Sekine, Diane Edwards, Alexis Milne and Irma Carroll
Exhibition runs: 1-10 October 2021 / Thursday-Sunday 12-7pm
Opening night: Thursday 30th September / 6-9pm
Free Curators' Tour: Thursday 7 October 7.30-8.30pm. More info >>
“A holon is something that is concurrently, a whole in and of itself, as well as a part of a larger whole”
The artists in this exhibition present a faculty of world building, weaving stratas of a contemporary psyche into a breeding ground of collective subjectivity.
Mind and matter are enmeshed into an intrinsically, inseparable substrate and therefore, all mental events are the consequence of interactions between matter.
However, there is no consciousness without the un-. A prefix leading to a dark and unknown underbelly, where the inherently ghostly doesn’t cease to coexist. Most things we take for granted in our daily lives are a compound product of the unconscious, like value systems, beliefs, norms, ’common sense’. The [cultural] reality constituting the everyday experience is thus shaped by an inseparable autonomy of nature and nurture, conscious and unconscious agents, as intertwined as matter itself.
In this exhibition, the surreal is treated as a reflexive metabolism, ingesting subjectivity into a submerse body. A collectivised unconscious, similar to a holon, is an entity in and of itself, as much as it is part of an interlocking system of other multiplicities. Their borders are not definable but rather constantly evolving and always in flux.
The artists, Irma Carroll, Sophie Sekine, Alexis Milne, Diane Edwards, Carmen & Luisa represented in this show, explore the depths of consciousness within the orb of today's society. The idiosyncratic voices span from painting, sculpture to video, collage and cgi, into a polyphony of abstracted realities.
Curated by: Carmen & Luisa and Sophie Sekine
Graphics by @igorlorok
Free Curators' Tour: Thursday 7 October 7.30-8.30pm
For the occasion of the First Thursday lates, please join us for a delicious home made hot chocolate with marshmallows while the curators guide you through the exhibition, giving insight to the works of each exhibiting artist. No booking required.
Photographs by Mirko Boffelli