ART OPENING: Group Show: ‘The boys the girls and the political’ at Lisson Gallery Thursday 16th July 2015

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Am Nuden Da Facebook Blue Filler (2012) Installation view of ‘Like a Virgin’, VI, VII, Oslo (2014)
Image: Courtesy of Am Nuden Da & VI, VII, Oslo

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.

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Cally Spooner And You Were Wonderful, On Stage (the film) (2015) Image: Courtesy the artist

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

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Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD magazine, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a digital creative agency: www.fad.agency