Maciek Stępiński, Idea(ł), 2009
On 19th October Waterside Contemporary opens its Hoxton outpost. The first exhibition from the independent visual arts gallery formerly named Waterside Project Space, is entitled They Don’t Know Why, But They Keep Doing It. According to gallery founder Pierre d’Alancaisez this group exhibition explores ‘ideology in the post-ideological landscape’. Rejecting the structures ideologies assign to reality, the six artists – Grzegorz Drozd, artist duo Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Javier Rodriguez, Konrad Smoleński, Maciek Stępiński and Radek Szlaga – present thought-provoking works in paint, installation and video. As explained by curators d’Alancaisez and Piotr Sikora, ‘the artists’ rejection of the institutionalised fuels the creation of new ideologies. They don’t know why, but they keep doing it’. Get your head round this exhibition as a warm up for the annual art fair, Frieze, taking place 13th-16th.
Javier Rodriguez, News Extra, 2011
Until 5th November, at 2 Clunbury Street, London N1 6TT