The Store X, The Vinyl Factory and New York’s New Museum have collaborated on an immersive exhibition, Strange Days: Memories of the Future, investigating the work of major video artists and filmmakers, opening at The Store X, 180 The Strand on 2 October 2018.
Strange Days will exhibit large-scale installations by 21 internationally acclaimed artists, curated in an enthralling collaboration between The Store X The Vinyl Factory, Massimiliano Gioni and Edlis Neeson; Artistic Director at New York’s New Museum. The participating artists include John Akomfrah, Jonathas de Andrade, Ed Atkins, Camille Henrot, Kahlil Joseph, Hassan Khan, Ragnar Kjartansson, Oliver Laric, Klara Lidén, Maha Maamoun, Daria Martin, Wong Ping, Laure Prouvost, Cheng Ran, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Pipilotti Rist, Anri Sala, Mounira Al Solh and Cally Spooner.
Curators Massimiliano Giorno and Edlis Neeson state that, “Strange Days will bring together some of the most compelling video artists and filmmakers that have presented works at the New Museum over the last ten years”. The New Museum — founded in 1977 — is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art. Massimiliano and Edlis further announce that all the exhibiting artists “have shifted the ways we think about images and memory by recasting their individual experiences and visions alongside speculations on what the future may hold”.
Highlights of the show include Kahil Joseph’s Fly Paper, a deeply personal portrait of black cultural life in Harlem and John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea, an epic three-screen meditation on the sea as an environmental, cultural and historical force. Not to mention, Camille Henrot’s Grosse Fatigue, a creation story made up of a rapid succession of layering up images.
Strange Days is the third major show commissioned by The Store X The Vinyl Factory, following its previous, critically acclaimed exhibitions in the last couple of years. With more than 120,000 visitors attending last year’s show at the Lisson Gallery, Strange Days is a hugely anticipated highlight of London’s Frieze week this autumn.
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