Korean artist Nayeong Jeong is participating in a group exhibition in Peckham at the end of June:
A Dance of Scales
focusing on the small to make sense of the ungraspable
Assembly Point | 49 Staffordshire Street | London SE15 5TJ | assemblypoint.xyz
Exhibition: 11.00am – 6.00pm | Fri 28 – Sun 30 Jun
Opening: 6.30pm Fri 28 Jun (with live performances by Nayoung Jeong & Teal Griffin)
Artists: Rodrigo Arteaga | Gina Decagna | Teal Griffin with Baba Ali | Mathilde Heu | Nayoung Jeong
Curators: Giulia Menegale | Alice-Anne Psaltis
Supported by: Goldsmiths Alumni & Friends Fund, Open Form, LED Flex and Abnormal Design
Taking inspiration from Jean-Luc Nancy’s The Sense of the World 1993, this collective exhibition investigates how our actions within the world create meaning. The internationally active artists, gathered together from Chile, England, Korea, Switzerland and the United States, offer diverse possibilities to cope with the loss that is happening in our shared quotidian. From global perspectives to personal experiences, they address “the end of the sense of the world” and look towards its potential for transformation. Free, all welcome!
About the artists
Rodrigo Arteaga is a Chilean artist whose practice draws attention to the relation between nature and culture. Cultivating a new approach to human awareness and understanding of the environment, he wonders about the interaction of knowledge process in disciplines, such as anatomy, botany, cartography and astronomy. He has had solo shows in Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, UK; Kostka Gallery-Meet Factory, Czech Republic; Sobering Galerie, France; Galería Tajamar, Chile; Galería AFA, Chile. Arteaga has exhibited his work in collective exhibitions in Hong Kong, France, Germany, Spain, Bolivia, Perú, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia since 2009. He has also been a part of International Biennials such as: IV Poli/Graphic Triennial of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Bienal Internacional SIART 2013, La Paz, Bolivia; 11th Bienal de Artes Mediales, Santiago, Chile. He has completed an MFA in Sculpture at Slade School of Fine Art (2016-2018), and a BA with a Major in Printmaking at Universidad de Chile (2012).
Gina DeCagna is an emerging American artist based in London, currently pursuing her MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her material-based and site-specific works engage participants in the creation of visual-poetic associations. During her BA in English, Creative Writing, and Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, she founded, edited, and directed a publication and community of over four hundred collaborating artists and writers known as Symbiosis (2012–2016). DeCagna’s art has shown in solo and group exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York, and forthcoming in London. She is a 2019 Venice Biennale Fellow under the British Council, serving as a representative of both Goldsmiths and the UK.
Teal Griffin is a London-born artist who has recently graduated from the MFA at Goldsmiths in 2018. His practice takes shape through a multidisciplinary process of bricolage. Working with sculpture, painting, video, text and spoken word, he makes installations that hover in the quiet pockets of listening and waiting, where the small and still become political tools. The subjects of his work often depart from the personal – his ageing dog Zen, his late father, his first wrinkle. Through a process of orchestration, constellations of the found/encountered/ experienced are nurtured and grown into that which can perform their own fictions; objects become surrogates and fragments are reconstituted to form new wholes. This is the space of small-world play, micro and macro moments, in which focusing in on the small becomes a means to relate to, or attempt to make sense of the ungraspable.
Since September 2017, Griffin has been collaborating with the Nigerian-American multi-disciplinary artist Babatunde Doherty (aka Baba Ali), invocating crossovers in their practices.
Mathilde Heu is an emerging Swiss artist based in London. Encompassing drawing, writing, sound and sculptural elements, Heu’s practice researches forms of the ‘infrathin’: infinitesimal differences between two phenomena. Interested in the ambiguity between micro and macro-worlds, she explores porosity: the passing between interior and exterior. She often confronts the viewer with large installations and drawings – we are held outside, fixed to an edge; the work asks us to lean, to fall, so it might enter us instead. Alongside her practice, she carries out critical and analytical research. She has recently graduated from Royal College of Art (2016–2018) and won the People’s Choice HIX Art Awards (2018).
‘A dance of scales’ will include a new work by Heu, featuring LED lighting graciously provided by LEDFlex, ledflexgroup.co.uk, with technical support by Abnormal Design abnormal.design.
Nayoung Jeong is a Korean artist and researcher living between New York and London. She uses clay bodies and ritualistic performances to provide a sense of social belonging among mixed cultured persons who are experiencing the social and political realities of global displacement. After her MFA in Ceramics at Rhode Island School of Design, she is a Ph.D. Candidate at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Selected works are currently part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, and at the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark.