LUX and Cranford Collection present: Phantoms of the Avant-Garde

18 July 2015

CGP London: Dilston Grove

http://www.cgplondon.org/exhibition_thumbs.php?exhibition_id=505&show_rand=0&show_biog=0&locale=DILSTON GROVE

Taking Laure Prouvost’s Wantee, a work centred around her fictional grandfather and his relationship to the Surrealist artist Kurt Schwitters, as a starting point, the works in this screening draw upon avant-garde legacies within contemporary practice. Through explorations of the past, the artists in the programme deconstruct their own canonical heritage, creating new histories through the very apparatus they disassemble. Dislodging of time forges new associations and the tension between an inescapable past and the endless potential of the future, highlight an absurd futility inherent in artistic practice but also an unrelenting and admirable fervour.

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