17th July The Space Where I Am

July 10, 2014 by Kay

17 July 2014 – 27 September 2014

Blain|Southern 

The Space Where I Am is a group show exploring ideas of the void and emptiness from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition’s title is taken from philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s book The Poetics of Space (1958), which describes the lived experience of space and where he contended “it is better to live in a state of impermanence than in one of finality”. All of the assembled works examine the dialectic between absence and presence, primarily valuing absence in the construction of form.

Bill Viola, Carl Andre, Donald Judd, Gerhard Richter, Gordon Matta-Clark, James Turrell, John Gerrard, Keith Coventry, Lawrence Weiner, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Michael Joo, Rachel Whiteread, Rosy Keyser, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Tom Friedman, UVA.