The boys the girls and the political brings together 10 international artists and articulates a group dynamic built upon multifaceted working methods, collaboration and an interest in material transformation. A curatorial investigation into approach and thinking within the practice of these artists is given precedence over the presentation of autonomous objects, the exhibition becoming a platform to highlight the agency of cultural production and artistic labour. The exhibition allows room for research-led practices to present themselves in an openly discursive way and positions itself as an enquiry into the performative aspects inherent within many of the artists’ practices.
The exhibition features new works of performance, film, painting and sculpture and points towards a way of working informed by the vernacular of technological landscapes and an openness to collaborative exchange. Establishing a discourse that asks questions about the dissemination of information and the use of language as artistic material, The boys the girls and the political encourages a fluid and immersive reading of the way in which these artists work.
Artists: Am Nuden Da, Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson, Elaine Cameron-Weir, George Henry Longly, Jesper List Thomsen, Beatriz Olabarrieta, Ben Schumacher, Richard Sides, Cally Spooner and Alice Theobald
Curated by Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot
17th July – 5th September 2015 Lisson gallery 52-54 & 29 Bell Street London www.lissongallery.com