ROCK PAPER SCISSORS
curated by Jon Wood, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

30 Nov 200719 Jan 2008
Buchmann Galerie
‘ROCK PAPER SCISSORS – curated by Jon Wood, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds’, Installation view
Installation view
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS ― MANUAL THINKING IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
Curated by Jon Wood

Artists: Chris Barr, Shannon Bool, Matt Calderwood, Tony Cragg, Matthew Crawley, Krysten Cunningham, Chris Evans, Asta Gröting, Harry Meadley, Jonathan Monk, Wilhelm Mundt, Bettina Pousttchi
‘ROCK PAPER SCISSORS – curated by Jon Wood, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds’, Installation view
Installation view
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS ― MANUAL THINKING IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
Curated by Jon Wood

Artists: Chris Barr, Shannon Bool, Matt Calderwood, Tony Cragg, Matthew Crawley, Krysten Cunningham, Chris Evans, Asta Gröting, Harry Meadley, Jonathan Monk, Wilhelm Mundt, Bettina Pousttchi
‘ROCK PAPER SCISSORS – curated by Jon Wood, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds’, Installation view
Installation view
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS ― MANUAL THINKING IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
Curated by Jon Wood

Artists: Chris Barr, Shannon Bool, Matt Calderwood, Tony Cragg, Matthew Crawley, Krysten Cunningham, Chris Evans, Asta Gröting, Harry Meadley, Jonathan Monk, Wilhelm Mundt, Bettina Pousttchi
‘ROCK PAPER SCISSORS – curated by Jon Wood, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds’, Installation view
Installation view
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS ― MANUAL THINKING IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
Curated by Jon Wood

Artists: Chris Barr, Shannon Bool, Matt Calderwood, Tony Cragg, Matthew Crawley, Krysten Cunningham, Chris Evans, Asta Gröting, Harry Meadley, Jonathan Monk, Wilhelm Mundt, Bettina Pousttchi
‘ROCK PAPER SCISSORS – curated by Jon Wood, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds’, Installation view
Installation view
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS ― MANUAL THINKING IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
Curated by Jon Wood

Artists: Chris Barr, Shannon Bool, Matt Calderwood, Tony Cragg, Matthew Crawley, Krysten Cunningham, Chris Evans, Asta Gröting, Harry Meadley, Jonathan Monk, Wilhelm Mundt, Bettina Pousttchi
‘ROCK PAPER SCISSORS – curated by Jon Wood, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds’, Installation view
Installation view
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS ― MANUAL THINKING IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
Curated by Jon Wood

Artists: Chris Barr, Shannon Bool, Matt Calderwood, Tony Cragg, Matthew Crawley, Krysten Cunningham, Chris Evans, Asta Gröting, Harry Meadley, Jonathan Monk, Wilhelm Mundt, Bettina Pousttchi
‘ROCK PAPER SCISSORS – curated by Jon Wood, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds’, Installation view
Installation view
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS ― MANUAL THINKING IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
Curated by Jon Wood

Artists: Chris Barr, Shannon Bool, Matt Calderwood, Tony Cragg, Matthew Crawley, Krysten Cunningham, Chris Evans, Asta Gröting, Harry Meadley, Jonathan Monk, Wilhelm Mundt, Bettina Pousttchi
‘ROCK PAPER SCISSORS – curated by Jon Wood, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds’, Installation view
Installation view
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS ― MANUAL THINKING IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
Curated by Jon Wood

Artists: Chris Barr, Shannon Bool, Matt Calderwood, Tony Cragg, Matthew Crawley, Krysten Cunningham, Chris Evans, Asta Gröting, Harry Meadley, Jonathan Monk, Wilhelm Mundt, Bettina Pousttchi

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS
curated by Jon Wood, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

30 Nov 200719 Jan 2008
Buchmann Galerie
Press release

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS ― MANUAL THINKING IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE guest curated by Jon Wood

 

CHRIS BARR ― SHANNON BOOL ― MATT CALDERWOOD ― TONY CRAGG ― MATTHEW CRAWLEY ― KRYSTEN CUNNINGHAM ― CHRIS EVANS ― ASTA GRÖTING ― HARRY MEADLEY ― JONATHAN MONK ― WILHELM MUNDT ― BETTINA POUSTTCHI


ROCK PAPER SCISSORS is a playground game of chance and skill - of mental as well as manual dexterity, in which the hand serves as the agent, instrument and material of strategic and competitive imaginative endeavour. 

 

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS, guest-curated by Jon Wood, carries the physical and conceptual play of this game into the field of contemporary sculpture, showing that it is often through the hand - through 'manual thinking' and other 'conceptual manipulations' - that artists' explorations into the sculptural emerge most vividly not only across a variety of artistic practices today, but also between them. Physical and mental skill, as this exhibition shows, is needed in these intermedial rivalries, material contests and anticipatory games and gambles, in which one hand challenges and outwits the other. 


The exhibition will begin with a party and include a game of 'Rock Paper Scissors' to which all are invited. 


Chris Barr handles the walls, Shannon Bool turns sculpture on the page, Matt Calderwood rolls six of the best (with the film rolling), Tony Cragg takes sides with dice, Matthew Crawley asks for help, Krysten Cunningham winds up a sculpture, Chris Evans calls in the cops, Asta Gröting peels a potato and shows her hand, Harry Meadley makes a crystal skull, Jonathan Monk plays his hand with pile of rocks, Wilhelm Mundt smoothes things down and Bettina Pousttchi hands over the bollard. 

 

André Buchmann and Jon Wood send each other postcards. Graham Walker, chairman of the 'Rock Paper Scissors' Society, will referee the evening's game. 


For additional information on the artists and for visual materials on the new works, please do not hesitate to contact the gallery. 

Pressemitteilung

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS ― MANUAL THINKING IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE SCHERE STEIN PAPIER ― MANUELLES DENKEN IN DER ZEITGENÖSSISCHEN SKULPTUR kuratiert von Jon Wood

 

CHRIS BARR ― SHANNON BOOL ― MATT CALDERWOOD ―
TONY CRAGG ― MATTHEW CRAWLEY ― KRYSTEN CUNNINGHAM ― CHRIS EVANS ― ASTA GRÖTING ― HARRY MEADLEY ― JONATHAN MONK ― WILHELM MUNDT ― BETTINA POUSTTCHI

 

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS ist ein Glücks- und Geschicklichkeitsspiel, das neben geistigem Kombinationsvermögen auch handwerkliche Fertigkeiten erfordert und bei dem die Hand als Agent, Instrument und Material des strategischen und kompetitiven imaginativen Bestrebens fungiert.


ROCK PAPER SCISSORS überführt, in der Regie des Gastkurators Jon Wood, das physische und konzeptuelle Spiel in das Feld der zeitgenössischen Skulptur und zeigt, dass künstlerische Erkundungen des Skulpturalen häufig durch die Hand, durch "manuelles Denken" und andere‚ konzeptuelle Manipulationen - besonders markant in Erscheinung treten, nicht nur in einer Vielzahl heutiger künstlerischer Praktiken, sondern auch zwischen ihnen.
Physische und geistige Fertigkeiten, das zeigt diese Ausstellung, sind in diesen intermedialen Rivalitäten, materiellen Wettbewerben und antizipatorischen Spielen und Glücksspielen erforderlich, bei denen die eine Hand die andere herausfordert und austrickst.


Chris Barr behandelt die Wände, Shannon Bool legt die Skulptur auf die Seite, Matt Calderwood lässt sechs der Besten laufen (wobei der Film läuft), Tony Cragg schlägt sich auf die Seite der Würfel, Matthew Crawley bittet um Hilfe, Krysten Cunningham zieht eine Skulptur auf, Chris Evans ruft die Bullen, Asta Gröting schält eine Kartoffel und zeigt ihre Hand, Harry Meadley macht einen Totenschädel aus Kristall, Jonathan Monk spielt seine Hand mit einem Steinhaufen aus, Wilhelm Mundt glättet die Dinge und Bettina Pousttchi händigt den Poller aus.

 

André Buchmann und Jon Wood schicken sich gegenseitig Postkarten.
Graham Walker, Vorsitzender der 'Rock Paper Scissors'-Society, wird als Schiedsrichter das
Spiel am Abend leiten.

 

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