UND 6 – INTERCONTINENTAL / Ismail Erbil and Patrick Michalopoulos

Curated by Billy Gruner, Jan van der Ploeg and Tilman.


Private View: Friday,15th October, 6-9 p.m

Exhibition dates: 15th October – 7th November 2010


Billy Gruner, Adrian Macdonald, Kyle Jenkins, Sarah Keighery, Andrew Leslie, Rachel Park, John Adair, Judith Duquemin, Justin Andrews, Ruark Lewis, Giles Ryder, Suzie Idiens, Lynne Eastaway, Sophia Egarchos, Jan Van der Ploeg, Frank Ammerlaan, Marita Fraser, Michelle Grabner, Terry Haggerty, Alex Lawler , Geoff Lucas, Paul Morrison, Sean Shanahan,DJ Simpson, Tilman, Sebastian Wickeroth, Clemens Hollerer, Greet Billet, Ward Denys, Colombe Marcasiano, Ingrid Maria Sinibaldi,Tom Benson, Michael Duffy, Alma Tischler-Wood.


UND 6 – INTERCONTINENTAL is a group show of international artists exhibiting at Schwartz Gallery working within what could broadly be described as non-objective contemporary art. Organised by artists-curators Tilman, Jan Van der Ploeg and Billy Gruner, it is an annual event that at its root remains an experimental developmental project; a yearly opportunity for convergence for related artists to present and view new work out of a greater array of activity. That activity may fall under the banner of Presentational Art (US), Super Formalism or Minimal Pop (EU) or, as it is defined in Australia, Post Formalism. The UND 6 INTERCONTINENTAL show has been coordinated by Tilman, Jan Van der Ploeg and Billy Gruner working from the artist-run spaces they have established within a broad network. These include CCNOA in Brussels, PS in Amsterdam and SNO in Sydney respectively. Artists will have participated by presenting new work that they have themselves selected. This artist-driven approach taking place across a diverse and multiple network of artists engages traction with other interested artists, gallerists and collectors, outside of conventional systems.

SCHWARTZ GALLERY PROJECT SPACE  presents new work by emerging London-based contemporary artists alongside its main programme of exhibitions with the aim of providing exhibition, critical debate and networking opportunities. A newly-created project space, within the existing gallery space, will present exhibitions opening on the same night as exhibitions in the main space, jointly creating a dynamic and flexible exhibitions platform.


The first Schwartz Gallery Project Space exhibition introduces the work of London-based artists Ismail Erbil and Patrick Michalopoulos. Working with sculpture and installation, Erbil and Michalopoulos have shared a studio in Hackney Wick for the past three years and their practice has evolved  in close proximity, displaying a cross-over of formal and conceptual concerns.

Ismail Erbil

Ismail Erbil’s practice investigates the body and its relationship to hybrid cultures. Ideas of gender, domestic interiors and traditional ceremonies as experienced in the artist’s own Kurdish/Turkish background and upbringing in London inform his practice. Erbil’s installations reference both traditional and non-traditional uses of materials that create an in-between space for re-interpreting the body, creating other-worldly reconstructions of the self.

Ismail Erbil completed a B.A in fashion design  at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London in 2002. Recent group shows include A-L-L-O-T-M-E-N-T-S and Wonder Island at Schwartz Gallery, Across the Grain at Forty Hall, London and his work has been shown at the Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia. He is a part-time lecturer at the London College of Fashion and is the co-founder of Schwartz Gallery.

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Patrick Michalopoulos

Patrick Michalopoulos explores contemporary urban identities by intersecting and layering seemingly incongruous structural paradigms to create ‘D.I.Y identity-search-engines’. The resulting sculptural objects interpret ancient historical implements for measuring and mapping the cosmos for instance, D.I.Y structures made from everyday materials picked-up in and around waste-strewn industrial areas of the metropolis and the virtual architecture of on-line social networking sites. Quantities measured and discovered are imprecise and often open to interpretation questioning notions of identity, social cohesion and technology.

Patrick Michalopoulos completed a B.A in sculpture at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London in 2002. Recent group shows include A-L-L-O-T-M-E-N-T-S and Wonder Island at Schwartz Gallery, Across the Grain at Forty Hall, London. His work has been shown at the Powerhouse,Soapbox Gallery and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, all in Brisbane, Australia. He is the co-founder of Schwartz Gallery.


More information on Patrick Michalopoulos


For further information and images please e-mail us on info@schwartzgallery.co.uk


Copyright 2008-2010 Schwartz Gallery

Duration 15 October 2010 - 07 November 2010
Times Friday - Sunday 12-6 p.m
Cost Free
Venue Schwartz Gallery
Address 92 White Post Lane London E9 5EN, ,
Contact / info@schwartzgallery.co.uk / www.schwartzgallery.co.uk

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