LONDON.- Waterside Contemporary
presents Winter Pavilion, a series of projects bringing together an ambitious public installation by Marcin Dudek sited in Shoreditch Park, Hackney, and two solo gallery projects by Claudia Djabbari and Heide Hinrichs.
A pavilion is traditionally a space of retreat, and in art parlance a showcase. Winter Pavilion brings the two meanings together, using both the gallery and an off-site space.
Marcin Dudek will create Screen House in Shoreditch Park, a short walk from the gallery. This modular and portable building originally housed the artists studio in Whitechapel, and will now become an interactive viewing platform. Entering Screen House, visitors will be able to experience an alternative landscape consisting of peep-holes, collages and projections.
Dudeks practice follows enclosed spaces examining how we make them and how we interact with them when they are made. Dudek himself grew up in the housing estates that can be found across Poland, and his irritation with these was not so much to do with their sizes as with their repetition. Screen House is a humorous re-creation of the module, offering unexpected vistas and perspectives.
Dudek, born 1979 in Kraków, Poland, lives and works in London. Studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art. Recent exhibitions include 16th Biennial of Cerveira (Portugal), waterside contemporary, T1+2 (London).
Claudia Djabbaris installations and objects reflect on how social stereotypes of living, working and housing manifest themselves in the world of things. The artists interest in collecting, accumulating, storing and sequencing of things appears in a neutralized reduction of the plastic means to the point of abstraction.
Re-contextualised in the gallery, Djabbaris objects are freed from their original function. The referential reproductions function as models and are exemplary for projections, phantasms and values as well as for social rituals, codes, prominent cultural goods, and commodities.
Djabbari, born 1976, Munich, lives and works in London. Studied at Goldsmiths College. Recent exhibitions include The German Ambassadors Residence (London), Rathausgalerie Kunsthalle München (Germany), Woodmill Gallery, Aichi Triennial (Japan).
Heide Hinrichs works balance ambiguity and contradiction, telling stories of past emotions, mental states and gestures. Her installations use objects, wood, clay, papier-mâché, rubber and fabrics, arranged in a state of careful equilibrium. Textures and volumes, scale and colors, contribute to a tactile, multi-sensory experience.
Hinrichs, born 1976, Germany, lives and works in Brussels. Recent exhibitions include Galerie Tatjana Pieters (Ghent, Belgium), Seattle Art Museum, Manifesta (Rovereto, Italy), Kunstverein Ahlen (Germany).