Amalia Pica Instructions to make Catachresis #13 (elbow of the pipe, eye of the potato, eye of the needle), 2012
Instructions to make Catachresis #13 (elbow of the pipe, eye of the potato, eye of the needle), 2012 Digital C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper with darning needles and copper pipe fitting 90 degree elbow, 35mm diameter for remaking the sculpture using the photograph as a guide. Print 19.8 x 29.7 cm / Sculpture dimensions variable Edition of 100 + 10AP
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Chisenhale Gallery presents Amalia Pica’s first UK solo exhibition, featuring newly commissioned works across sculpture, photography, installation and performance. The exhibition elaborates upon Pica’s ongoing interest in the social act of listening, sites of celebration and technologies of mass communication. The exhibition also marks the culmination of Pica’s year-long offsite project I am Tower of Hamlets, as I am in Tower of Hamlets, just like a lot of other people are (2011/12).
To accompany the exhibition Pica has produced a limited edition featuring a photograph that serves as a visual instruction guide for how to assemble the accompanying elements. The edition is based on a series of works that take as their starting point the term ‘catachresis’ – defined as the misapplication of a word that is used to designate an element that has no name. These sculptures are assemblages of objects named with this type of metaphor, in this edition present in the phrases elbow of the pipe, eye of the potato, eye of the needle.
Amalia Pica (born 1978, Argentina) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Herald St, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Kunsthalle Lissabon; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (all in 2013); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012); Chronic Listeners, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen (2012); Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles (2011); C-sale, Malmo Konsthall, Sweden (2010); Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam (2010). Pica participated in When attitudes became form became attitudes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; Ruins in Reverse, Tate Modern Project Space, London (both 2013); Future Generation Art Prize, PinchuckArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine; On apology, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; The Ungovernables: Generational triennial, New Museum, New York; Ritual without myth, Royal College of Art, London (all 2012); ILLUMInations, 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (2011). Pica was awarded The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists in 2011.
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