Neoplastic (to David Bussel), 2014
Edition of 50 + 5 AP
Chisenhale Gallery presents a major new commission by London-based artist Céline Condorelli and her first solo exhibition in London. This new commission forms a part of How to work together, a shared programme of commissioning and research organised by Chisenhale Gallery, The Showroom and Studio Voltaire.
Condorelli’s exhibition develops from her ongoing engagement with friendship as a condition for working together. This new body of work explores how relationships are articulated by the things that surround us in both useful and purposeless ways, through furniture-like objects, devices for inhabitation or display, props and drawing.
To accompany the exhibition Céline Condorelli has produced a new limited edition silkscreen print, titled Neoplastic (to David Bussel), 2014. The print is formed by the cumulative process of a conversation between the artist and designer James Langdon in both form and content, starting from a mysterious display device 'Spatial Composition 1' appearing in Władysław Strzeminski’s 1948 archival images of the Neoplastic Room at the Museum Sztuki, in Lodz, Poland. According to Condorelli, by using overprinting as a technique for accumulation (of colour, and of work), a space emerges as a context, a backdrop, a past and a possible future. The edition is dedicated to Condorell's friend the independent curator David Bussel - who has introduced her to key texts around the problem with work - as a story that stands for a political project that takes place through the construction of material realities, as so much of their conversations together are related to this subject. Bussel will lead a tour of the exhibition in conversation with Condorelli on 10 May 2014.
Céline Condorelli lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include bau bau GfZK, Leipzig, Germany; Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium (both 2014); Additionals, Project Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland; The Parliament, Archive of Disobedience, Castello di Rivoli, Italy; Puppet Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Things That Go Without Saying, Grazer Kunstverein, Austria (all 2013); Surrounded by the Uninhabitable, SALT Istanbul (2012); “There is nothing left”, Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt and Manifesta 8, Murcia (2010-12), Revision -Part 1, Artists Space, New York (2009) and Revison - Part 2, Cell Project Space, London, (2010).