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You see me like a UFO a group show of 70+ artists

‘You see me like a UFO’ is curator Marcelle Joseph’s latest exhibition featuring more than 70 artists from her collection and that of the GIRLPOWER Collection – a snapshot of many of the young artists of today’s London. This Friday you should head up to Ascot to see the exhibition.

I came to visit ‘cause you see me like a UFO

– Frank Ocean

Artists telling of the multiplicity of their worlds, of their bodies, of their fictions and futures; poetic, messy, beautiful, ugly. Perhaps what brings them together is their fluidity, their ability to transgress mediums, identities, realities. Two new commissions provide a backdrop – a duet of theatrical curtains that frame and set the show. As with all dividers, there are two sides to these curtains – an in-front and a behind. The creation of a backstage, the other side of which reveals a second set of works, is a concise curatorial gesture that asks us to consider what we have in common and what divides us and crucially not just what we see, but what we don’t. In doing so it, it points both to the idiosyncrasy of all collections and the ways in which they are riddled with internalised assumptions and biases that run like fault lines through the gamut of art history. The goal is not to inverse the problem, but to pay attention to what we are shown, what appears natural to us and to go beyond, to risk making visible what would otherwise remain invisible.
Text above by Rose Lejeune

Now and then you miss it, sounds make you cry Some nights you dance with tears in your eyes
I came to visit ‘cause you see me like a UFO

– Frank Ocean

Artists
Rebecca Ackroyd, Nel Aerts, Alice Anderson, Güler Ates, Cornelia Baltes, Stefania Batoeva, Charlie Billingham, Gabriella Boyd, Alice Browne, James Capper, Alex Chinneck, Lucy Coggle, Eileen Cooper RA, Rhys Coren, Jesse Darling, Bobby Dowler, Colder Drystone, Adham Faramawy, Grant Foster, Kira Freije, Jery Georgieva, Ludovica Gioscia, Penny Goring, Noemie Goudal, Brian Griffiths, Rosie Hastings and Hannah Quinlan, Jane Hayes Greenwood,Richard Healy,Angelique Heidler, Ralph Hunter-Menzies,Evan Ifekoya ,Vanessa Jackson RA, Marie Jacotey,Navine G. Khan-Dosses, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Sandra Lane, Liane Lang, Thomas Langley, Hannah Lees, Kris Lemsalu, Jessie Makinson, Shaun McDowell, France-Lise McGurn, Lindsey Mendick, Matthias Merkel Hess, David Micheaud, Nancy Milner, Ad Minoliti, Suzanne Moxhay, Yasmine Mueller, Laurence Owen, Athena Papadopoulos, Hyojin Park, Florence Peake, Hannah Perry, Jon Pilkington, Missionary Mary Proctor, Mary Ramsden, Rosie Reed, Charlie Roberts, Megan Rooney, Katie Schwab, Samara Scott, Robin Seir,Caterina Silva, Victoria Sin, Eiko Soga, Sean Steadman, Sebastian Stöhrer, Urara Tsuchiya, Jonathan Trayte, Amalia Ulman, Nandini Valli Muthiah, Tereza Vlckova, Morgan Wills, Nikolai Winter and Zadie Xa.

All artworks courtesy of Girl Power Collection & Marcelle Joseph Collection
You see me like a UFO 9th September – 7th October 2017;
The Grange, 50 Llanvair Drive Ascot SL5 9LN

Open House this Friday 15 September – 11am-6pm and 22 September – 11am-6pm and 6 October – 11am-6pm or by appointment Email: info@marcellejoseph.com

Curated by Marcelle Joseph Commissioned curtains by Evan Ifekoya and Marie Jacotey

Marcelle Joseph
Marcelle Joseph is a London-based independent curator, writer and the director of Marcelle Joseph Projects, a nomadic curatorial platform she founded in 2011. Since then, Marcelle has produced and curated 29 exhibitions in the UK and the rest of Europe, featuring the work of over 175 international artists, ranging from the emerging to the super established. Marcelle’s expertise is in early career artists based in the UK but she has also executive edited Korean Art: The Power of Now (Thames & Hudson, 2013), a lusciously-illustrated book surveying the contemporary art scene in South Korea. Marcelle is also an active collector and patron of contemporary art and London-based art institutions and is one-half of the collecting partnership, GIRLPOWER Collection, which collects the work of female artists only. In 2017, Marcelle will be a juror for the next Max Mara Art Prize for Women.

marcellejoseph.com

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