Exhibition Dates: 13 October – 4 December 2010
There’s no going back. However much you might wish to relive the lost encounter. Nostalgia, for want of a better word, produces that strange condition between pleasure and pain, where you reminisce for a past and are simultaneously troubled by its distance from you. It resists what you know of it. You are not there – where you once were – for good reason. Indeed the scenario you play out in your head might be utterly impossible to re-enact today, in terms of people or place. And even if they were, time moves on and everything looks different again for all the familiarity.
About COMMA: Launched in March 2009, COMMA is a dynamic new series of commissions enabling artists to experiment and expand their practice in relation to Bloomberg SPACE and its communities. Over thirty of today’s most outstanding emerging and established international artists will be invited to create new work, installations and architectural interventions in a fast paced succession of exhibitions. The program is curated by David Risley, Graham Gussin, Stephen Hepworth, Sacha Craddock and Vanessa Desclaux.
COMMA at Bloomberg SPACE, reflects the core principles of innovation, engagement, adventurous creativity and education central to Bloomberg’s reputation for arts sponsorship.