Early Modern Matters
Claire Partington, Daniel Hosego, El Gato Chimney, Olivia Kemp, Vasilis Avramidis
A soaring population. Spiralling rents. Old social structures falling apart... Early Modern Europe from the 1500s onwards certainly had its parallels with our own times. So it comes as no surprise that contemporary artists should look to the early Modern era in search of influences to interpret our own. Early Modern Matters presents this tendency through the work of five European artists: Claire Partington, Olivia Kemp, Vasilis Avramidis, Daniel Hosego, & El Gato Chimney.
Claire Partington’s recent ceramic figures deal with identity and power, and how status has historically...