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November 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until November 23, 2019
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 24, 2019
Indianapolis Contemporary (I/C) is opening Space/Void on November 6, 2019. The exhibition runs November 6 – 24, 2019, at Ash & Elm’s event space, 2112 East Washington Street.
Space/Void features major installations by Berlin-based artist Katja Strunz and Indianapolis-based artist Anna Martinez — two artists whose work addresses dimensionality, culture, and constructs. The exhibition reflects I/C’s commitment to connect local contemporary artists to an international arts community.
Strunz takes on the spatial and temporal as key concepts in her work, with the physical act of construction and material truth as guiding principles. The folding and collapsing of her chosen medium––here, the bright, heavy metal “bonnets” (hoods) of cars––point to Strunz’s long-standing interest in the inevitable fate of objects. The crumpled, near-total destruction of vehicular elements evidences a history of motion, accident, and causation that hurls the past into the present.
Martinez focuses her attention on commodification and the mass consumption of objects. Her installations––or, late capitalist still lifes––are after-images of the visual merchandising strategies embedded in retail displays. Engaging the histories of design, fashion, photography, and architecture, Martinez’s collages, sculptures, and installations are constructed through careful consideration of viewership, which is to say, consumership.
Space/Void is presented in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and made possible by Ash & Elm Cider Co with fabrication support by Ignition Arts.
The exhibition will be accompanied by public programs including an opening reception and conversation with the artists on Nov 6 moderated by Shelley Selim, Curator of Design and Decorative Arts at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; and a collage workshop with Anna Martinez on Nov 23. Visit indcontemporary.org for more information and registration.
Visiting gallery hours are: November 6-24, 2019 Friday, 4:00 – 10:00 pm Saturday, 4:00 – 10:00 pm Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
More information can be found at: indcontemporary.org/exhibition/space-void