Ima-Abasi Okon

 

sur— [infinite Slippage: production of the r ~e ~a ~l as an intensive magnitude starting at zero-eight] —plus

 

Curated by Mary Cremin

1 February – 28 March 2020

 

 

Void Gallery is delighted to present a commission by London and Amsterdam based artist Ima-Abasi Okon in partnership with the Chisenhale Gallery. Okon works with sculpture, sound and video to produce installations that explore exhibition-making as an exercise in syntax, adopting linguistic and grammatical structures within her installations as a way of complicating the construction of knowledge. We will release details shortly of the events which will be running during the course of this exhibition.

 

Preview & Ima-Abasi Okon in conversation with TaylorLeMelle

Ima-Abasi Okon in conversation with Taylor LeMelle.

Join Void for the preview of sur— [infinite Slippage: production of the r ~e ~a ~l as an intensive magnitude starting at zero-eight] —plus – a commission by London and Amsterdam based artist Ima-Abasi Okon – in partnership with the Chisenhale Gallery. The evening will commence at 6pm as the artist is joined in conversation with Taylor LeMelle, with the official preview from 6:30-8:30pm.

 

Ima-Abasi Okon Bio

 

Ima-Abasi Okon lives and works between London and Amsterdam. Selected exhibitions include: Infinite Slippage: nonRepugnant Insolvencies T!-a!-r!-r!-y!-i!-nas Handclaps of M’s Hard’Loved’Flesh [I’M irreducibly undone because] —Leanage-Complex-Dub, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK, The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2019); Sur— [MIX-USE COMMODITY] —plus, Kingsgate Project Space, London; Parables for the BLAZER: Mahalia’s EXCISTENCEandEXISTENTS-HyPE fragrant stacking balm (306.HAL), Plaza Plaza, London; 13th Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal; There’s something in the conversation that is more interesting than the finality of (a title), The Showroom, London (all 2018); and UNTITLED: Art on the Conditions of Our Time, New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2017). In 2018, she was awarded both the Nigel Greenwood Research Prize and the Summer Residency at Hospitalfield, Scotland. She is currently participating in the residency programme at Rijksakademie voor beeldende kunsten (Academy for fine arts), Amsterdam.

 

Taylor LeMelle Bio

 

Taylor Le Melle is a curator, writer, co-publisher at PSS Press, co-director at not/nowhere. Recent writing has been published in Flash Art, Cura, and Art Monthly as well as in monograph publications on artists Helen Cammock (Whitechapel Gallery) and Sophia Al-Maria (Bookworks). Taylor was curator-in-residence at Wysing Arts Centre in 2019.

 

For more about Ima’s work please visit www.imaokon.co.uk.

 

Photo credit: Odudu Okon