Homecoming

If someone told you time traveling was a possibility.

If someone told you they have done it on many occasions.

You would laugh at them, wouldn’t you?

That’s what she had said.

I go over these words in my head

now that I am sitting in the empty hotel room.

I go over these words and I think to myself: can it be true?

The ashtray still containing the ends of the cigarettes she smoked.

It’s not at all how you imagine it.

It’s not at all how you imagine it.

 

Image: Carrick Bell ‘Willing to Die’ 2016, video still

Text:  Hannes Ribarits ‘Ashtray’, 2017, acrylic and spray-paint on canvas (170cm x 170cm)

Opening reception: Tuesday 3 October, 5-8pm

Exhibition runs 4-6 October, 12-6pm

 

An exhibition of works by Carrick Bell (US/DE) and Hannes Ribarits (AT/DE) including immersive installations, paintings, moving image and murals. Curated by Emma Gradin.

 

Triangle Space

Chelsea College of Arts

16 John Islip St, London SW1P 4JU

 

Carrick Bell (b. 1981, Anchorage, AK) received his MFA from SAIC in 2008, and a BA from Hampshire College in 2004. Residencies include Ox-Bow (2009), the Wassaic Project (2016) and NARS Foundation (2017). Recent exhibitions include at Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna), Charim Gallery (Vienna), LW56 (Vienna), .hbc (Berlin), Brooklyn Pavillion of the Shanghai Biennale, and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). He is also co-founder and co-director of Berlin-based artist run space HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts.

Hannes Ribarits is a Berlin based artist who graduated from Central Saint Martins College, London and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. His work has been exhibited or screened in venues such as Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (Sunderland), HEDAH (Maastricht), Kunstbunker (Nuremberg), pinacoteca (Vienna), The Hayward Gallery (London), Liljevalchs Hubb (Stockholm) and he was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries (UK). Ribarits also organised the six-part exhibition series Room of Requirement, taking place in different locations in Berlin throughout 2014-15 and co-curated group shows at Ve.Sch (Vienna), Forgotten Bar (Berlin), HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts (Berlin) and Kunsthalle Exnergasse (with Vienna based curator Li Tasser).

Emma Gradin is an independent curator and research student at Chelsea College of Arts developing and deploying curatorial strategies founded on extended states of not-knowing and creative suspension in the current context of time-shortness and accelerated productivity/consumption.

 

 

 

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