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I Celebrate Myself Part 2

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - May 8 @ 5:00 pm

I CELEBRATE myself

Curated by Darren O’Brien and Georgios Mavridis

I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself” in Leaves of Grass, 1855

In March 2022(part I) and May 2022 (part II) , a group of ASC Brixton and ASC Kennington Court based artists will show their work in an intervention in the former Lambeth County Court in Kennington. The stunning 1928 Art Deco building has been used for artistic purposes by ASC since 2018.

It’s fair to say that in the contemporary era, objectivity ceases to be the primary and universal intention of painting. The subjectivity of the painter is from now on the centre which turns the objective world. The subjectivity questions, transforms and organises it as it pleases. The artist himself ceases to be subjected to it, contrary to what happens in the tradition. The challenging attraction for a dialogue as we re-emerge from the pandemic using this County Court as a medium reassures the dynamic drive of the “I CELEBRATE myself” intervention and re-enforces its legibility.

I CELEBRATE myself
as a subject in conversation and as an object in relation to others
as an unconscious mirror
as the paint image who stands before the eye reflecting its own essence as presence
as the untouched panorama of life, as life in the raw or nearly so
as an urban encounter
as a landscape goes out itself
as a desire to represent and to remember the past by resuscitating it
as an act of deconstruction of the present moment, because life itself deserves that despite the disasters of war

Details

Start:
May 5 @ 12:00 pm
End:
May 8 @ 5:00 pm
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Organiser

ASC
Phone:
+44 (0)20 7274 7474
Email:
julia@ascstudios.co.uk
Website:
https://www.ascstudios.co.uk/

Venue

ASC Kenington Court House
30 Cleaver Square
London, SE114DZ UK
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Phone:
02072747474
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