Image: Calvin Frederick, Bermuda (2011), film still.
Friday May 27th-June 30th, 2011
Curated by Arne De Boever and Dan Davis
Malene Dam, Dan Davis, Nick Goss, Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Andrew Palmer, Alex Robbins, and Willem Weissmann
FOLD Gallery London is pleased to present a group show celebrating the first two years of www.PRIMITIVEACCUMULATION.com, an online collaboration between artist Dan Davis and literary critic and critical theorist Arne De Boever. Although the project initially recorded only work by its founders, it gradually began to include works by other artists as well, leading the process of accumulation to intensify until the point of its destruction. In the midst of an emergency situation that is both political and economic, Primitive Accumulation aims to stage a dialogue between artworks and texts that would empower audiences to not simply face up to the challenges of their times, but to generate works in response.
The exhibition invites selected artists from two years of Primitive Accumulation.
To mark this occasion a full-colour 90-page print version of the project is now available. The curators have also invited theorist Anneleen Masschelein to give a talk on Sunday, May 29th. In celebration of the exhibition, London-based band My Sad Captains (Stolen Recordings) will perform a concert in the evening of Monday, May 30th.
This exhibition is sponsored by the Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts
Opening, Friday May 27th 6 – 9pm
Sunday May 29th 4pm
“Enter Keyword Enter: Nonconceptuality and How to Deal With the Indefinite Possibilities of Algorithmic Heuristics”
Anneleen Masschelein is Assistant Professor in Literary Theory and Cultural Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Fund of Scientific Research, Flanders (Belgium). Her book, The Unconcept: The Freudian Uncanny in Late-Twentieth-Century-Theory, has been published with SUNY Press.
Monday May 30th 6pm
Concert by My Sad Captains
Soon to release their second LP on Stolen Recordings, My Sad Captains will play a night at the Fold Gallery as part of an ongoing series of music in art spaces. The band features Primitive Accumulation artists Dan Davis & Nick Goss and has previously played at the Josh Lilley Gallery and will host an evening of live performances at London’s Saatchi Gallery this summer. The new full-length album will be released in the early autumn on Stolen Recordings.