International Archives 2nd half of 2015
Ballroom Marfa is proud to present Äppärät, a group exhibition curated by Tom Morton. Äppärät is a show about the mammalian hand, and the tools it touches, holds, and uses. Taking its title from the name of a fictional post-
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Featuring 13 artists from across Europe, the Americas, and Asia, from emerging practicioners to major art historical figures, the exhibition begins with a wall painting by Jessie Flood-
From the Stone Age to the digital age, from the pre-
Roger Hiorns will exhibit his Untitled (2012), a domestic freezer in which visitors are invited to chill their hands, the better to contemplate a series of paintings made with bovine brain matter. Hiorns will also make a new work for Ballroom Marfa's courtyard, while Sophie Jung will create a new body of sculpture and performance work.
In addition to these new works, Äppärät will feature Cécile B. Evans' film installation Hyperlinks or it didn't happen (2014), a meditation on the physicality of data and the digital afterlife, as well as Ed Atkins' Even Pricks (2013), a film in which the human—and simian—hand operates as an index of (digital) attention, the compulsive and destructive "economy of like."
Featured artists: Ed Atkins, Trisha Donnelly, Melvin Edwards, Cécile B. Evans, Jessie Flood-
Curated by Tom Morton
Exhibition 25 September 2015 -
Denis Diderot, Encyclopédie, 1751–72.