21st Century Carpet Sale

Performance commission by Oreet Ashery featuring Woolf, Leah Borromeo, Owen Glyndrwr Parry, Edd Hobbs, Alice MacKenzie and The Emancipated, and The Un/Clean

Swedenborg House, 2014
Curated with Jaime Davis
Oreet Ashery
21st Century Crpet Sale! A Legendary Collection
performance event at Swedenborg House, London.
With Woolf, Leah Borromeo, Owen Glyndrwr Parry, Edd Hobbs, Miles Coote, Alice MacKenzie and The Emancipated, and The Un/Clean.  Photo: Jack Woodehouse  waterside contemporary
http://waterside-contemporary.com
info@waterside-contemporary.com  2 Clunbury Str
London N1 6TT
+442034170159
Oreet Ashery
21st Century Crpet Sale! A Legendary Collection
performance event at Swedenborg House, London.
With Woolf, Leah Borromeo, Owen Glyndrwr Parry, Edd Hobbs, Miles Coote, Alice MacKenzie and The Emancipated, and The Un/Clean.  Photo: Jack Woodehouse  waterside contemporary
http://waterside-contemporary.com
info@waterside-contemporary.com  2 Clunbury Str
London N1 6TT
+442034170159
Oreet Ashery
21st Century Crpet Sale! A Legendary Collection
performance event at Swedenborg House, London.
With Woolf, Leah Borromeo, Owen Glyndrwr Parry, Edd Hobbs, Miles Coote, Alice MacKenzie and The Emancipated, and The Un/Clean.  Photo: Jack Woodehouse  waterside contemporary
http://waterside-contemporary.com
info@waterside-contemporary.com  2 Clunbury Str
London N1 6TT
+442034170159
Oreet Ashery
21st Century Crpet Sale! A Legendary Collection
performance event at Swedenborg House, London.
With Woolf, Leah Borromeo, Owen Glyndrwr Parry, Edd Hobbs, Miles Coote, Alice MacKenzie and The Emancipated, and The Un/Clean.  Photo: Jack Woodehouse  waterside contemporary
http://waterside-contemporary.com
info@waterside-contemporary.com  2 Clunbury Str
London N1 6TT
+442034170159
Oreet Ashery
21st Century Crpet Sale! A Legendary Collection
performance event at Swedenborg House, London.
With Woolf, Leah Borromeo, Owen Glyndrwr Parry, Edd Hobbs, Miles Coote, Alice MacKenzie and The Emancipated, and The Un/Clean.  Photo: Jack Woodehouse  waterside contemporary
http://waterside-contemporary.com
info@waterside-contemporary.com  2 Clunbury Str
London N1 6TT
+442034170159

Part catwalk, part punk-rock concert, part emancipated choreography, the event moves between threads of poetic resistance, musical declarations, and a foil of chaotic revelry. Historical moments summoned from humble materials of the great hall will be regenerated, as the evening culminates with an auction of the Swedenborg Carpet.

Ashery’s expansive body of work often confronts ideological, social and historical constructions within the fabric of personal and broader contemporary realities. This new work weaves together ideas the artist has been exploring since the beginning of the century. Guests had a chance to bid on and own a piece of this legendary collection, in exchange for incremental measures of freedom.

Reconstitution

Performance commissions with Slavs and Tatars, Joana Hajithomas and Khalil Joreige, Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler

Soho House, 2013
Curated with Jaime Davis

The event brings together artists whose practices involve reordering established or accepted truths. Through multiple artistic devices – music scores, performances and theatrical presentations – new cultural self-projections are actively reflected through the poetic and the political in a public sphere.

Karen Goldberg at ArtReview

Marginal Notes

Performance lectures by Fay Nicolson and Peter Robson

waterside contemporary, 2012
Curated with Olga Ovenden

Marginal Notes: re search is part of an on-going series of performance lectures by Fay Nicolson. The developed a response to Arnold Bennett’s and the exhibition’s own themes and scope.

Peter Robson, MLitt, delivered a performative tribute lecture to Arnold Bennett.