James Ostrer: Johnny Just Came

Gazelli Art House, 39 Dover Street, London

Event location:
Gazelli Art House, 39 Dover Street Mayfair W1S 4NN
When:Event passed!
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Thu 7th Jun 2018 to
Sun 22nd Jul 2018

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Where:Gazelli Art House, 39 Dover Street, London W1S 4NN
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Times:Private View: Thursday 7th June, 6 – 8pm Exhibition: Weekdays 10am - 6pm Saturday 11am - 7pm
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About the event

In collaboration with pre-eminent African curator Azu Nwagbogu, Gazelli Art House announces the forthcoming solo show from James Ostrer entitled Johnny Just Came. In this exhibition, Ostrer, who is known for his politically challenging works, unpacks his own relationship to racism, greed, self-loathing, and the cultural context from which they come from. Through large-scale installation, video and his signature semi-permanent sculpture, the artist elucidates a colonialist, consumerist, and misogynistic interplay played out by white male dysfunction on a global and personal level. Ostrer believes that as someone in a privileged position, he should question himself directly, both as a white person, and as a male, because both are identifiers of a dominant position in a global society that encourages conflict. He says, “My current interest lies around trying to convert the narcissistic tendencies of an artist’s need for attention into a wider dialogue that reverberates across the social power constructs that bind us all”.

Official Link: http://gazelliarthouse.com/exhibition/johnny-just-came/

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