Year founded: 2005
No fixed exhibition address
Tel: +44 794 384 4676
Indicative opening times:
Varies according to project
Director/founder – Ken Pratt
Centrifugal Projects is the initiative of curator and writer Ken Pratt.
The primary focus of Centrifugal Projects is direct curatorial art projects working with artists whether these take on the form of exhibitions projects, events, research or any other manifestation.
Ken Pratt/Centrifugal’s practice also includes extensive work as a writer and editor, not only confined to the visual arts, but extending into areas of design, music, fashion, film and theatre. Centrifugal also takes on other projects, alone or in collaboration, in arts allied disciplines such as cultural strategy, development work and project management.
Centrifugal often takes on the form of collaborations, loose or ongoing, with associates and other practitioners to best realise projects.
Showing at Trajector:
Carla Arocha + Stéphane Schraenen, Bettina Carl, Jasmina Cibic, Alex Hudson, Eemyun Kang, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Uta Kögelsberger, Sadie Murdoch, Morten Viskum,
‘Appropriate Modernism’ is a thematic presentation. It offers something of a nod to the location of a hotel room revamped over the skeleton of a building dating from the dying days of a certain modernist vernacular, yet it is not ‘site specific’. The presentation concerns itself with a cohort of very different artists whose work directly references or appropriates modernist visual and operative languages, simultaneously engaging with the political modalities contained in notions or the residues of modernism (or, indeed, Modernism) and its readings.
In the work of some of the artists the feminist issues relating to Modernism are addressed; others engage with the poetics of its ideologies. And others still use its aesthetic structures as an opening for a discussion of the ethics of science. Some even continue its formal tradtions, albeit with a practice informed by much more recent developments since the advent of conceptual art.
The tendency to revisit Modernism in art works has gained increasing visibility in recent years, particularly for a certain generation of artists. ‘Appropriate Modernism’ aims to offer something of a counterbalance to cast of ‘usual suspects’, focussing its attention on artists whose practice has addressed the topic for years and/or artists whose work approaches the topic from less direct routes.
Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen courtesy of Koraalberg, Antwerp
Bettina Carl, Alex Hudson, Morten Viskum, courtesy of Vegas, London & Son Espace, Girona
Eemyun Kang, courtesy Tina Kim Gallery, New York
Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven courtesy of Zeno X, Antwerp
Sadie Murdoch courtesy of The Agency, London