Eve De Haan
"Our goal is to curate a collection that invites visitors to discover layers of meaning that contribute to a broader exploration of art’s capacity to simultaneously incite both aesthetic and cultural critiques" - Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos, Curator
Over the course of this past year of profound societal change and upheaval, many of us who work in and have an interest in culture and the arts have found ourselves compelled to observe human behaviour and society through a different lens...a lens born of space and time to reflect, allowing us to question our underlying values, to review our priorities, and to challenge existing socio-economic systems, equally within ourselves and within our surrounding society. With that enhanced perspective in mind, we could think of no better time to challenge our artists to engage in a dialogue about the essence and origins of our pre- conceived ideas of contemporary life, to debunk longstanding myths, and strive to reinvent our common narratives through the creation of entirely new stories that reflect our current times and increased social awareness. Mythologies aims to explore the ways in which we perceive the multi-layered myths, narratives and stories that comprise our common humanity and the diverse and dynamic avenues through which art communicates those ideas to its audience.
Our artists responded enthusiastically, creating and contributing a broad range of exciting works that stimulate, inspire, surprise and provoke, lending their unique voices and talents to this timely cultural conversation. Fresh from being awarded our first-ever Neon Gallery Emerging Artist Award, Hugo Lami makes his debut with this show. Lami’s work peers into the digital and virtual absurdity of contemporary culture, evoking our social dependency on technological devices and social media. His paintings portray editable environments of 3D construction software, with the purpose of re-embodying virtual tools. His sculptures and installations, on the other hand, investigate the hardware of our technological evolution and by fusing concepts and objects, while displacing them in time, the works create innovative narratives of possible Utopian and Dystopian futures that could quite easily become a reality.
Exhibition Photos & VideoThe Koppel Project, London
ArtworksA selection of artworks from the show