A Simple Catastrophe
Matt Calderwood, Keren Cytter, Dan Rees
May 29th - June 20th 2010
Supplement is proud to present the first group show to be held at the gallery. Featuring a 16mm video installation by Dan Rees, a film by Keren Cytter and new sculpture by Matt Calderwood.
A Simple Catastrophe is an exhibition that elaborates upon ideas of performance and staging as conceptual devices. The works highlight the diverse way recent practices have engaged with these ideas. Over the two spaces the exhibition takes up the idea of staging to suggest an expanded notion of the performative; as a plurality of definitions that find expression in different registers and forms.
The title comes from a term in ancient theatre and describes the ending of a play. A simple catastrophe is an ending where there is no great discovery or unraveling, it is an ending where the events of the play lead to a resulting stillness. An exhibition can be thought of in these terms, as a moment of coalescence between artworks that does not propose a grand transformative resolution but a more attentive move towards a moment of repose.
(b 1975 Northern Ireland) Lives and works in London. Previous exhibitions inc. 2010: A blue bird in my heart, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harari, Zimbabwe, I want to see how you see, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany. 2009: Summer Exhibition (Richard Wilson's curated room), Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK Any kind of cruelty, Galerie Martin Van Zomeren, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Still-Film (screening), Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK Quiet Revolution (Hayward Touring Exhibition), Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK Material Intelligence, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK (and touring) Dog Constellation, Casino Metropolitano, Mexico City, Mexico Discovering Slowness, CEAC, Xiamen, China Still Film, Espai Liceu, Barcelona, Spain Forthoming exhibitions inc. Matt Calderwood, Maria Stenfors, London, UK, 2010.
(b 1977 Tel Aviv, Israel) Lives and Works in Berlin. Previous solo exhibitions inc. 2009 Keren Cytter, Frac Il-de-France/Le Plateau, Paris - FR Artspeak, Vancouver - CN Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv - IL History in the Making (with D.I.E Now), Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London - UK; Performa 09, New York - USA X Initiative, New York - USA Artspeak, Vancouver - CN Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv - IR Keren Cytter, CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu - JP Keren Cytter 'Domestics', Pilar Corrias Gallery, London - UK Keren Cytter: Les Ruissellements du Diable, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York - USA. Forthcoming solo exhibitions inc. 2010 Moderna Museet, Stockholm - SE Kunsthaus Baselland - CH Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin - DE Morality Keren Cytter: Cross.Flowers.Rolex, SCHAU ORT, Zurich - CH Keren Cytter, Hammer Museum Project Series, Los Angeles - USA History in the Making (with D.I.E Now), Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin - DE; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven - NL
(b 1982 Swansea, Wales) Live and works in Berlin. Previous solo exhibitions inc. 2009 'They Don't Make Them Like This Anymore', T293, Naples 2009 'Shelf paintings (Pottery in October)', Standard (Olso), Oslo (with Fredrik Vaerslev) 2009 'Junk On a Thing', Johan Berggren Gallery, Malm?? 2009 'Landings/3', Landings, Vestfossen 2009 'Somewhere Near The Black Mountain Hills', Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin 2009 'If It Looks Like It and Feels Like It', Galerie Andreas Huber, Wien 2009 'Songs For The North Atlantic: Lost At Sea', Krabbesholm HOJSKOLE, Krabbesholm.