Group exhibition with works by Wang Guangle, Ada Sokol, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Jeff Miller & Thomas Schmidt reflecting on the Marxist / Leninist dilemma What is Matter? What is Experience?
Jun 6th – Jul 5th 2015
Beijing, Dong Wang Hutong #11 Dong Cheng DistrictMap
Intelligentsia Gallery is thrilled to present ‘What is Matter?’ a group exhibition with works by Wang Guangle (b. 1976 Fujian, China), Serge Attukwei Clottey (b. 1985 Accra, Ghana), Ada Sokół (b.1994 Wrocław, Poland), Jeff Miller (b. 1987 Rhode Island, USA) and Thomas Schmidt (b. 1980 Alberta, Canada).
Reformulating the Marxist/Leninist question ‘What is Matter? What is Experience?’ the exhibition explores the dialectic between materialism and empiro-criticsm, between the material world with its objective realities and ideological constructions and the field of experience, sensations, feelings and narratives.
Curated by Garcia Frankowski, the exhibition brings approaches and perspectives that reflect on the conditions, processes, customs, traditions and problems associated with our material culture and our experiences dealing with it.
Coffin paint, coal reconstructions, and performative sculptures question what matter is and how it reflects on our sociological, psychological, and structural spheres, exploring its influences on art production and how they are manifested through meditation, experimentation and critique.