They don’t know why, but they keep doing it

Group exhibition with Grzegorz Drozd, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Javier Rodriguez, Konrad Smoleński, Maciek Stępiński, Radek Szlaga

waterside contemporary, London
Bianca Soto, Madrid
Curated with Piotr Sikora
They don't know why, but they keep doing it
Ideas after ideology
Grzegorz Drozd, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Javier Rodriguez, Konrad Smoleński, Maciek Stępiński, Radek Szlaga  at WATERSIDE CONTEMPORARY, London
9 October - 5 November 2011  http://waterside-contemporary.com/  © waterside contemporary and artists
They don't know why, but they keep doing it
Ideas after ideology
Grzegorz Drozd, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Javier Rodriguez, Konrad Smoleński, Maciek Stępiński, Radek Szlaga  at WATERSIDE CONTEMPORARY, London
9 October - 5 November 2011  http://waterside-contemporary.com/  © waterside contemporary and artists
They don't know why, but they keep doing it
Ideas after ideology
Grzegorz Drozd, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Javier Rodriguez, Konrad Smoleński, Maciek Stępiński, Radek Szlaga  at WATERSIDE CONTEMPORARY, London
9 October - 5 November 2011  http://waterside-contemporary.com/  © waterside contemporary and artists
They don't know why, but they keep doing it
Ideas after ideology
Grzegorz Drozd, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Javier Rodriguez, Konrad Smoleński, Maciek Stępiński, Radek Szlaga  at WATERSIDE CONTEMPORARY, London
9 October - 5 November 2011  http://waterside-contemporary.com/  © waterside contemporary and artists
They don't know why, but they keep doing it
Ideas after ideology
Grzegorz Drozd, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Javier Rodriguez, Konrad Smoleński, Maciek Stępiński, Radek Szlaga  at WATERSIDE CONTEMPORARY, London
9 October - 5 November 2011  http://waterside-contemporary.com/  © waterside contemporary and artists
They don't know why, but they keep doing it
Ideas after ideology
Grzegorz Drozd, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Javier Rodriguez, Konrad Smoleński, Maciek Stępiński, Radek Szlaga  at WATERSIDE CONTEMPORARY, London
9 October - 5 November 2011  http://waterside-contemporary.com/  © waterside contemporary and artists
They don't know why, but they keep doing it
Ideas after ideology
Grzegorz Drozd, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Javier Rodriguez, Konrad Smoleński, Maciek Stępiński, Radek Szlaga  at WATERSIDE CONTEMPORARY, London
9 October - 5 November 2011  http://waterside-contemporary.com/  © waterside contemporary and artists

They don’t know why, but they keep doing it brings together six artists whose practices reflect on the role of ideology in a post-ideological landscape. 

Ideologies structure and simplify reality. They emerge where the Symbolic is not able to adequately translate the Real. We resort to using simplification, brand historical concepts, we give names to movements and phenomena.

The artists, aware of these mechanisms, reject the obvious, doubting the potential of ideologised thought and production. Working in paint, installation and video, they expand into the post-participatory, the post-media, and chart the past-punk and the past-colonial.

Not taking part is not an option, catalogue essay by Pierre d’Alancaisez