Chisenhale Gallery presents Law of Large Numbers: Our Selves, a new commission and first solo exhibition in a UK institution by Berlin-
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Exhibition 06 November 2021 -
Moving between physical, object-
For his commission at Chisenhale Gallery, Johnson works both within the walls of the building, as well as beyond them. The gallery hosts a single-
This site, known as North Atlantic "cold blob", or the "North Atlantic warming hole", is coincidently located at the approximate geographical midpoint between Chisenhale Gallery in London and SculptureCenter in New York. The mass of water is a stubborn cool patch that, despite the surrounding water’ rising temperature, stays cold. A direct result of Greenland’ ice sheet melting due to climate change, the cooler waters in this area interfere with the Gulf Stream current’ regulation of oceanic and land temperatures from the east coast of North America to the west coast of Europe.
Installed in the Hertford Union Canal, which runs along the back of Chisenhale Gallery is Coeval Proposition #1: Tear down so as to make flat with the Ground or The *Trans America Building DISMANTLE EVERYTHING (2020), a large-
Accompanying the commission is a publication with original writings by Johnson, published by SculptureCenter, Chisenhale Gallery, and Inpatient Press. Connecting Johnson’ rigorous and poetic writing practice with the larger themes of the exhibition, the publication reflects Johnson’ commission and thought processes, as well as being a record of the varied ideas, artistic figures, and approaches that inform his practice. Johnson’ exhibition concludes Chisenhale Gallery’ 2021 Commission Programme, which also included exhibitions by artists Yu Ji and Abbas Akhavan.
Rindon Johnson lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Selected exhibitions include Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies, SculptureCenter, New York (2021); Away with You, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC; This End The Sun, New Museum, New York (both 2020); Circumscribe, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf (All 2019); New Black Portraitures, Rhizome, Online; and NGV Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (both 2017).
Rindon Johnson, Law of Large Numbers: Our Selves (Production image) (2021). Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and SculptureCente
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