ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

EXIBITION IN ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

Emotional Supply Chains explores how a fluid sense of self is fabricated in our digital present via a supply chain of objects, ideas and experiences. Although we increasingly interact within 'virtual'  space, this remains bound to tangible locations and circumstances. The exhibiting artists reflect on the tensions between confinement and escape, happiness and anxiety, and presence and absence. The exhibition is structured into three parts, each exploring aspects of contemporary identity: the dualities of self, the performed and networked self, and origins and renewal.

prominant pieces include:

  • SIMON DENNY

    On 20 January 2012, on the request of the FBI, New Zealand police raided the Auckland mansion of Kim Dotcom, founder of file-sharing websites Megaupload and Megavideo, who stands accused by US authorities of copyright infringement, amongst other charges.

    The fulcrum of the exhibition The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom is the list of items taken in this raid, which is pinned to the gallery wall. Here are 110 items: including bank accounts, luxury cars, artworks, TVs, computer servers, video cameras, and domain names. Each of these items is represented as an A0 digital print, produced by Simon Denny in collaboration with designer David Bennewith. The gallery is also filled with 3D representations of the items: toy versions of the luxury cars, wooden sculptures of the TVs, real TVs, copies of the seized artworks, and similar versions of the jet ski and motorbike.

    Much of Denny's recent work has circled around the evolving rhetoric and culture of the technology industry. The very title and focus of the exhibition, based on the fact that Denny simply downloaded the list of items off the Internet and Dotcom?s enthusiastic collusion with the media, highlights the issues as stake. The Personal Effects mines the Dotcom narrative for its morphing relationship between the physical and digital, and the increasing tendency of digital technologies to erode the borders of an original 'thing? as well as the concept of ownership.

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  • KORAKRIT ARUNANONDCHAI
    Korakrit Arunanonchai recently opened an installation at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, which tells the story of the formation of a painter. Themes of identity, history and the cultural impact of globalization and technology are united in his bold exploration of the commonalities found through artistic expression.
    I particularly liked the seating arrangement for the video, which comprised of massives piles of painted cushions, where the viewers comfortably lay.
    ?a project to redefine and start a new art practice. Each part ? Death, Purgatory and now Rebirth ? I actually carry out in real life...? The work consists of two parts: ?The Body? and ?The Spirit.? ?The Body? is made up of large denim body paintings that are only fully visible from a bird?s eye view. ?The Spirit? is a video in which the artist converses with the protagonist of the story, Chantri.'
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