Persistent Teenage Gestures

7240 Clark, 2nd Floor, Montreal

  • vernissage: 3 October 2018, 19:00 - 22:00
  • EXHIBITION: 4 - 26 October 2018
  • Opening hours: [ WED TO FRI ] 16:00-19:00 -- [ SAT & SUN ] 13:00-17:00
Photo: Katja Goljat
  • Adam Basanta

Responding to the work of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, "Persistent Teenage Gestures" similarly foregrounds a sense of buried narrative, developing an ambiguous, almost noir-like sensibility.

2018. Electric guitar, amplifier, bowling ball, guitar pedals, electronics, pink paint.

We encounter a curious scene: a smashed guitar, a bowling ball, an amplifier sawed in half and still feeding back. The seemingly haphazard arrangement is soaked in paint, it’s performative chaos united in a singular gesture. ar.

- Adam Basanta was inspired by the pioneer canadian artists : Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller - 

The work is an accumulation of destructive acts; some clean, methodical, almost surgical while others are blunt and coarse, improvisational. The sound emanating from the installation persists, continuously evolving; An ongoing resonant undulation, an extended solo, an elegy to nothing in particul

BIO / Adam Basanta is an artist, composer, and performer of experimental music. Born in Tel-Aviv (ISR) in 1985 and raised in Vancouver (CAN), he currently lives and works in Montreal (CAN). His installation and sculptural works have been recently exhibited in galleries and institutions including Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH), Galerie Charlot (FRA), National Art Centre Tokyo (JPN), V Moscow Biennale for Young Art (RUS), Carroll/Fletcher Gallery (UK) American Medium Gallery (NYC), New Media Gallery (CAN), Serralves Museum (POR), Edith-Russ-Haus fur Mediakunst (GER), Villa Brandolini (ITA), Vitra Design Museum (GER), York Art Gallery (UK), and The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (USA).

His work has been awarded several international prizes, including the Japan Media Arts Prize (2016) and the Aesthetica Art Prize (2017). He is on the longlist for the 2018 Sobey Art Award. He is currently represented by Ellephant Gallery (Montreal, CAN).

 

7240 Clark, 2nd Floor, Montreal

  • vernissage: 3 October 2018, 19:00 - 22:00
  • EXHIBITION: 4 - 26 October 2018
  • Opening hours: [ WED TO FRI ] 16:00-19:00 -- [ SAT & SUN ] 13:00-17:00