Reynir Hutber’s multidisciplinary projects explore concerns commonly associated with Seventies’ performance practice. Notions such as endurance, transcendence and transgression are re-examined through the lens of an era in which the authenticity of a visual document is increasingly hard to verify and appearances are effectively everything. Hutber seeks, as in the most infamous works of artists such as Chris Burden and Marina Abramović, to pursue risk and to engage his audience in an ethical and aesthetic experiment. Rather than focus on the production of objects, he stages open-ended scenarios whose implications are ultimately determined by the audience’s response and interaction.
Toby Huddlestone explores boundaries and hierarchies, using humour to question the passive consumption of cultural norms. The ongoing ‘Actions in Galleries’ series shows footage and stills of the artist walking around or near iconic works of art by artists such as Donald Judd, Paul McCarthy and Rodney Graham. With a playful gesture, Huddlestone undermines the artworks’ aura and repositions them within the commonplace – joyfully jolting us from passive acceptance whilst toying with postmodernism’s hierarchical obsessions.
|Duration||04 June 2010 - 18 July 2010|
|Times||Opening Thursday - Sunday 12:00 - 18:00|
|Address||31, Waterson Street London E2 8HT, ,|
|Contact||0207 613 2636 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.roomartspace.co.uk|