RUN THE BOX: A Solo Show by Andrew Hart | It's 2020 For F*ck Sake – A Thirteen Artist, Back-to-Back Solo Exhibition Marathon
Hart’s selection of song for this mini-installation plays with his ideas of language — "how can a song on repeat be a revolution; how can a song be a circle?"
Hart composes this installation with his non-rules of improvisation; he approached this work with an openness to allow moments to "spontaneously generate" within the fluidity of allowance. The title comes from a found object – found 6/8/2020 – sitting with this object, and thinking it could be the name of a club, or new-styled dance, or maybe both.
Hart’s selection of song for this mini-installation plays with his ideas of language — "how can a song on repeat be a revolution; how can a song be a circle?" Hart plays with these ideas and themes in his ongoing rhythmic practice to create an unspoken language of connections, junctures, and sound clashes.
Hart invites you to move for a moment, to let go, to dance away the lament of the repeat: out of that repeat, out of that revolution, we create our own rhythm — our own song and life to dance to…
Andrew Pierre Hart is a London-based artist whose practice is an interdisciplinary exploration of the symbiotic relationship between sound and painting. Andrew’s practice consists of researching rhythm and the play of improvised and spontaneous generative processes, through various mediums including sound, video, performance, found object and image, language, photography, and installation.
Current work explores themes of spatiality, visualisation, synchronisation, and re-interpretations of DJ technology through painting, sound, and installation. Andrew was recently selected for the ArtAngel “Thinking Time” award, and as a 2019 Tiffany & Co. x Outset Outset Studiomakers Prize winner. He recently showed in a 2 person show at Tiwani Contemporary, and has performed at Collective Intimacy at 180 The Strand in 2019, at Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix Gallery in Whitechapel as part of Nocturnal Creatures, and at Up is a Relative Concept at Fold, London.
Guts Gallery and Soft Punk Magazine are proud to collaboratively present “It's 2020 For F*ck Sake”, a thirteen artist, back-to-back solo exhibition marathon, running from 24 September 2020 to 21 December 2020, first in a railway arch under Haggerston Station, and now with a return to lockdown, online through VR content.
Born from a desire to refuse the conditions of silence, paralysis, and erasure brought on by our current social and political climate, this exhibition series has been conceived as a means of exhibiting some of the most promising practitioners of the new generation, creating space for display, experimentation, and artistic ownership in an otherwise compromising market.
Actively aware of the scarcity of shows for underrepresented emerging artists, each artist exhibiting has been given full license over the space. However, this is an exhibition marathon founded in community — while each artist has a solo show, the broader ethos is one of collaboration, accessibility, progress, and collective shouldering of one another.
Once more returning to “lockdown” as of Thursday, 5th November, the remainder of the solo exhibitions will be launched and viewed through virtual reality, a viewing room via Guts’ upcoming Artlogic website and of course, Instagram. All of these platforms will be made live at the same time each week on the date the private views were due to take place. We would like viewers to engage with the works as you would in our physical space, curating an environment specific to each show and artist.
At a moment when the arts sector is on the brink of a major crisis, we are committed to continue putting our community first, paying fair wages, and providing sustained support for artists in any way we can.