Basic structures of

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Basic structures of – Exhibition

  • 9 Feb 2016 — 15 Apr 2016
  • 7:00PM

Exhibition until Friday 15 April 2016

Basic structures of presents three artists that use the vocabulary of fabric within the development of their practice. Positioned within the frame of fashion week, this exhibition delves into the conceptualisation of trends, repetitive processes of production and human relationships to weave. The artworks will reflect on the connections between the body, technology and the inherent gestures that relate to construction of textiles. Participating artists include: Anna-Sophie Berger (A), Fay Nicolson (UK) and Constanze Schweiger (A).

Having trained in fashion as well as transmedia art at the University of Applied Art Vienna, Anna-Sophie Berger’s work is informed by an proximity of fashion / clothes / production of clothes. She likes to work around the concept of limitation and simplifying clothes to a very basic shape. For her mainly black and white collection 'm/m2', Berger chose the square that was transformed and disrupted, before shown as an installation pinned to a wall to visualize the two dimensional aspects of the flat squares and contrasting that in the look book, when the model’s body wearing the clothes creates a three dimensional volume.

Her artwork questions differing modes of production, distribution and value-attribution. She has mounted solo exhibitions at JTT and Ludlow 38 in New York; 21er Haus, 21er Raum, and Mauve in Vienna; and, most recently, White Flag Projects in Saint Louis. Basic structures of will be her first major group exhibition in London. She is an impressive artist having been featured in numerous international magazine and we hope this exhibition allows her to make further contacts in the UK.

Fay Nicolson (b.1984 in the UK) plays with the limits of painting, image and object and how these definitions relate to the body. Her works shift fluidly between print, paint and sculpture with a focus on  ideas of learning, documenting, performing and weaving.  Fay graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2011 and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2006.

Recent solo exhibitions include: OVER AND OVER PURE FORM, Grand Union, Birmingham, UK; PLAY SENSE, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK (both 2015); A P E L, Almanac Projects, London, UK; P A R E, West Lane South, London, UK, WORK WITH MATERIAL; Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, AU (all 2013); Bad Signs, PLAZAPLAZA, London (2012).

Constanze Schweiger’s work combines text and textile while circling the aesthetics of art and fashion and society. She takes excerpts and elements from her Blog and transforms them into exhibition works. Texts become prints, ornamental scrolls which combine text and abstract forms. Constanze’s blog is an important part of her artistic practice. It features a combination of curatorial texts, some from exhibitions in which she features, to artist’s statements, historical artist texts and poetry. By transforming blogtexts into objects she creates what she calls a ‘metaornament’.  Constanze has created a new scrollwork for the ACF London exhibition. 

Constanze Schweiger lives and works in Vienna. Her works have been featured in numberous art venues in Austria including KM– Künstlerhaus Graz (2015), AIL, Vienna (2014), 21er Haus Museum, Vienna (2013), Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Salzburg (2012), Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna (2011), Galerie Meyer Kainer and Pro Choice, Vienna (2010). This will be her first exhibition in the UK.

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Fay Nicolson, PLAYING WITH WORK (various positions to camera), 2015

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