14 July to 27 Septebmer 2011
German-based artist Gereon Krebber’s commission at Bloomberg SPACE will show a single, individual construction made out of charred and burnt timber, which will inhabit the front space of the gallery. Standing almost four metres high, it will be possible for onlookers to see through and walk through the cleverly connected pieces, which will seem more like a forest of posts than a hut.
Sharing some of the preoccupation we have with the future, the piece will resemble the transitional sense of a building site, where all is in a state of flux. The structure will be more of a dystopian playground, where something still tied to the actuality of material has been delayed and somehow caught at a stage before fruition. In ruins already, but with no history narration or narrator, Krebber’s piece will connote the sense that something, perhaps a confrontation, has already taken place, that we have arrived at a place where something has already happened.
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.