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Test Transmission, 2 September - 8 October

Test Transmission, 2 September - 8 October

Test Transmission General Idea, Patricia Dauder, Tobias Kaspar Curated by Caterina Riva Exhibition Dates: 2 September ¬ 8 October

Artspace is pleased to announce Test Transmission; this exhibition launches the programme of Artspace Director Caterina Riva. Test Transmission brings together three bodies of work produced by two young European artists, Patricia Dauder from Spain and Tobias Kaspar from Switzerland, and by General Idea, the historic artist collective from Canada.

[ ³Moving to a new place calls for a re-evaluation of the way we live, and a reassessment of our daily routine and our usual priorities. The artists in this exhibition, from different viewpoints, seem to tackle an idea of dislocation in relation to a place, requiring the audience¹s alertness and insight.² Says Artspace Director Caterina Riva

Test Tube is a video made for television in 1979 by GI¹s AA Bronson, Felix Patz and Jorge Zontal. The trio pioneered the employment of media strategies to problematise the system of art while highlighting its links to pop culture and affinities with consumerism. Patricia Dauder¹s bidimensional pieces are the result of a lengthy and extremely accurate process in selecting and working with drawing surfaces and painting materials, which despite the absence of a clear narrative suggest in their final output an odd sense of familiarity. Tobias Kaspar¹s installation deconstructs language sculpturally and simultaneously isolates fragments of images, making the viewer lose temporarily a sense of purpose and demanding him to question the medium and the message. The artists, from different viewpoints, seem to tackle an idea of dislocation in relation to a place but also to subvert any stable definition of image making or of their artistic endeavors, requiring the audience¹s alertness and insight.

Mezzanine Space: Jack Hadley, Œworry wort¹ Events: October 1, International curator Jennifer Teets will curate an evening of performative readings and external contributions in response to the show


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