Shana Moulton 12 September–15 December 2019
Using video, sculptural installation and performance, American artist Shana Moulton has developed a distinctive psychic and aesthetic realm anchored around her alter ego, Cynthia. Collectively titled Whispering Pines – the name taken from the mobile-home park for senior citizens near Yosemite that her parents ran – these episodic videos, begun in 2002, chart Cynthia’s personal tribulations. They also reflect on the relationship between consumerism and the search for spirituality. In Moulton’s first institutional solo show in the UK, new videos and sculptural installations commissioned by Zabludowicz Collection are presented alongside key recent projects. They are linked by an exploration of feminist spirituality, specifically the motif of the trapped or imprisoned woman. Ideas central to today’s cultural debate, such as the personal wellness industry, ecological protest and alternative models of livings, are addressed with off-kilter humour and a strange sincerity.
Fay Zmija Nicolson TONE POEM 31 October–15 December 2019
TONE POEM, an exhibition by Fay Zmija Nicolson (b. 1984, Derby. Lives and works in London) brings together new and existing work in a performative configuration. Nicolson works across painting, printmaking and performance to explore aesthetic experience and embodied approaches to pedagogy. Her multi-disciplinary practice explores inherent formal connections between sound, colour and gesture using an exploratory approach that she terms ‘transaesthetic’. Nicolson’s practice privileges processes of play, training and improvisation over the production of singular objects.
For this exhibition, Nicolson has re-configured an on-going body of work called We Exist! We have the Will! We are Producing!, a series of large scale digital prints on silk. Nicolson draws from varied research into historic costume and textile design; from Commedia dell’arte to the Bauhaus. These works begin as water colour paintings on graph paper that Nicolson uses to explore tonal relationships and rhythmic patterns. These paintings are then scaled up and printed on silk to accentuate their sensuality and suggest physical correspondences to the body and architectural space. The space is also activated by the presence of a four-channel sound piece titled TONE POEM, which plays on a 10 minute loop.
About The Space:
Zabludowicz Collection is founded on a commitment to producing a vibrant and sustainable ecology for art. It achieves this through a growing archive of contemporary art and is dedicated to the conservation and production of new work by artists from the earliest stages of their careers. The Collection runs an independent UK charity and an international programme of exhibitions, events, residencies and commissions across in the UK, USA and Finland. Our exhibitions are free and open to all.
17 September – 13 December 2020
12 September–15 December 2019
20 September–16 December 2018
Haroon Mirza / HRM199: FOR A PARTNERSHIP SOCIETY
28 September–17 December 2017
DONNA HUANCA: SCAR CYMBALS
29 September–18 December 2016
8 October–20 December 2015
Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin
2 October–21 December 2014
Andy Holden: Maximum Irony, Maximum Sincerity 1999-2003: Towards a Unified Theory of MI!MS
26 September–15 December 2013
Matthew Darbyshire: T Rooms
4 October–2 December 2012
29 September–11 December 2011
Toby Ziegler: The Alienation of Objects
7 October–12 December 2010
Matt Stokes, The Gainsborough Packet, &c.
26 February–28 June 2009
Zabludowicz Collection can be visited by appointment outside of usual opening hours during exhibitions and projects. Entry is FREE.