The first large scale exhibition will be from DRIFT opening at The Shed on 29th September-19th December December showing five new artworks.
Titled Fragile Future, the exhibition proposes utopian visions for the future of the planet. Two works, Fragile Future and Coded Coincidence, incorporate seed heads which have been glued to LED lights to create kinetic sculptures, one of which is controlled by choreographed wind machines. Another work, titled Ego, consists of a large block of hair-thin threads, illuminated and suspended in mid-air. The exhibition culminates in a series of multi-channel projected films, Drifters, which follow a group of concrete blocks that float through dystopian environments in New York City and elsewhere, in search of their destination. On certain dates, the series will be transformed into an enormous immersive performance spanning The Shed’s four-storey, 17,000 sq. ft McCourt space.
Full price tickets for The Shed presentation will cost $25 with profits split between the commissioning body and the artists. It heralds a new model geared towards the experience economy.
Superblue will also open an art experience in London in October, in the gallery space currently occupied by Pace on Burlington Gardens in Mayfair. Pace, meanwhile is moving to nearby Hanover Square in Blain Southerns old gallery.
Studio Swine, a collaboration between the Japanese Architect Azusa Murakami and the British artist Alexander Groves, is creating a a site-specific multi-sensory experience for the London space. The installation, titled Silent Fall , consists of trees that emit mist bubbles, which will engage visitors’ smell and touch, as well as their vision.