Inner Metamorphoses will showcase Majer's new oil paintings, further developing his exploration of the inner lives of people, and making visible their micro-emotional and psychological states through his brushstrokes. Inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses, Inner Metamorphoses is themed around the discourse of historical and mythological paintings, whilst investigating contemporary expressions of fate and divine intervention.
Majer's practice is grounded in the exploration of human relationships, both internal and external. He is specifically interested in conceptually tracing the creation of these relationships between ourselves and those close to us. Bypassing emotional facades, he traces the nuances of almost invisible mental processes. These mental states and phases are both personal and universal: 'the little anxieties', 'the little fears' and 'the little doubts' are themes endlessly preoccupying our societal psyche. Majer's paintings make their subjects conscious of their unconscious while illuminating their auras of self judgment and acceptance.
* Hal Foster, ‘Real Fictions’, Artforum, April 2017
3.00 – 4.10pm, Screening Programme
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Héloïse Delègue, Beverley Gadsden, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort
4.30 – 6.40pm, Guest Contributors
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4.30 – 5.00pm, Ellen Kenyon Peers, 'Ana Key is Imagining Utopian Futures: Can art be used as a tool for change in contemporary politics?’
5 – 5.30pm, Emily Rosamond, 'Distortions'
5.30 – 6pm, Simone Rowat,' Forensic Aesthetics'
6.00 – 6.10pm, Guest Film Screening, Joey Holder, ‘Adcredo’ (2018)
6.10 – 6.40pm, Q&A
7 – 9pm, Private View
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8 – 8.10pm, Performance, Paul Gaudet, 'A Glimpse Inside (Introducing Darren Reeves)', Performed by Darren Reeves (2018)
Exhibiting Artists, Héloïse Delègue, Beverley Gadsden, Paul Gaudet, Samantha Greer, Parinot Kunakornwong, Norman Mine, Denis Mortell, Miriam Naeh, Serkan Sarier, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort
Conspiracy of the Real: Artistic Perspectives in a Post-Truth Climate was developed by:
Paul Chapellier, Héloïse Delègue, Saskia Fischer, Beverley Gadsden, Paul Gaudet, Samantha Greer, Parinot Kunakornwong, James Low, Norman Mine, Denis Mortell, Miriam Naeh, Phillip Reeves, Serkan Sarier, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort. Project supervision by: Kate Pickering and Sam Plagerson. Special thanks to Michael Newman and Borbála Soós. Produced in collaboration with Tenderpixel and the MFA Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths College.
Hrvoje Majer (b 1975 Zagreb) lives and works in London. His recent exhibitions include a joint exhibition with Geraldine Gliubislavich at VEGAS, London; and ASC Gallery, London. He completed an MA in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins in 2005.
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