Damien Hirst's work, Sometimes I Avoid People, features in Systematic, a group show selected from the Zabludowicz Collection and on show from 1st July - 15th August 2010 at Project Space 176.
An exhibition of works by eight international artists who use natural and artificial systems. Each of the works constitutes a system and exploits the emergent properties, accidents or failures of that system to produce its effects. The works, selected from the Zabludowicz Collection, engage with industrial, found and raw materials, as well as sound, data and computers. The glitches and idiosyncrasies of software, the ecosystems that develop around organic materials, and the vagaries of machinery can be seen as evidence of new forms of organisation and self-organisation that often transcend the artist’s specific intentions. The artists uncover a world of unpredictable and surprising properties, and foreground the accidental features of their chosen materials.
Systematic is accompanied by a series of live events and a publication designed by young design group The Entente, which features contributions from the artists in the exhibition.
The works in the show are all drawn from the Zabludowicz Collection, one of the foremost collections of contemporary art in the UK. Affordable limited edition artworks produced by artists from the exhibition including Justin Beal, Sean Dack, Charles Sandison and Haroon Mirza (with Dave Mclean) are available for purchase exclusively from the gallery.
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Damien Hirst Sometimes I Avoid People, 1991 Glass, steel and medical equipment.
Courtesy of the artist and Zabludowicz Collection