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‘Title, to be announced’ exhibition by Ruskin DPhil Frank Wasser

Join Ruskin DPhil researcher Frank Wasser for the opening of a new exhibition 'Title, to be announced' on Thursday 21st March, 6.30-9pm at Steam Works Gallery, London.

Still from 'Out of Order' (2024) by Frank Wasser

From the press release:

"Frank Wasser’s PhD exhibition asks pertinent questions about the unstated conventions and regulations of art education, exhibition making and what constitutes artistic research through a durational performance which takes the form of an exhibition. Wasser will inhabit and be present in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition, engaging directly and indirectly with the visitor. 

The exhibition takes the form of a thesis. This thesis consists of an entangled array of different working and broken parts, examples, namely a body, and fragments of objects, published books, sound and images, some static and some moving. The exhibition proposes an unfinished, incomplete object which in turn might critique the institutions of contemporary art practice and academia. Annotation is used as a tool to necessarily question, undermine and develop the production of the research, making visible aspects of the making of a body of work often erased or not visible in a traditional academic thesis."

"Frank Wasser is an Irish artist and writer from Dublin, living and working in London. He has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally, including Pallas Project Space, Dublin, Ireland, Tate Modern, Jerwood Arts, London, The Bluecoat, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, and the University of Oxford. Wasser currently teaches Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, and London Metropolitan University. His writing has been published in Flash Art, The Posthumanist, Art Monthly, and Frieze. Wasser recently published SPLIT (Zero-Hour Fragments) with the imprint MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE. Upcoming projects include a performance at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (July 2024) and Pot-Holes an exhibition as part of the Revisoning Ruskin commission at the University of Oxford (Spring/Summer 2024)  

Frank Wasser's work unfolds through a variety of materials, forms, and encounters, both discrete and explicit, in the form of the body of an artist, as lecture-performances, teaching, lies, sculpture, publications, images, and slips of the tongue. He follows an investigative preoccupation with class, colonialism, contemporary and historical governing structures in the workplace, the art institution, and the university."

Until 11th April.
Steam Works Gallery, Wentworth House, Dormay Street, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1EY.
Please visit the website for further information and accessibility details: https://www.wipspace.co.uk/steamworks