You see me like a UFO: Ascot, Berkshire

9 September - 7 October 2017

The Grange, 50 Llanvair Drive

Ascot SL5 9LN

(reachable by train on the Reading line from London Waterloo, departing at Ascot) 

 

Open House on Fridays

15th September – 11am-6pm

22nd September – 11am-6pm

6th October – 11am-6pm

or by appointment

Email: info@marcellejoseph.com

 

 

Curated by Marcelle Joseph
Commissioned curtains by Evan Ifekoya and Marie Jacotey
Performance by Victoria Sin at Private View

 

Rebecca Ackroyd

Nel Aerts

Alice Anderson

Güler Ates

Cornelia Baltes

Stefania Batoeva

Charlie Billingham

Gabriella Boyd

Alice Browne

James Capper

Alex Chinneck

Lucy Coggle

Eileen Cooper RA

Rhys Coren

Jesse Darling

Bobby Dowler

Colden Drystone

Adam Faramawy

Grant Foster

Kira Freije

Gery Georgieva

Ludovica Gioscia

Penny Goring

Noemie Goudal

Brian Griffiths

Rosie Hastings and

Hannah Quinlan

Jane Hayes Greenwood

Richard Healy

Angelique Heidler

Ralph Hunter-Menzies

Evan Ifekoya

Vanessa Jackson RA

Marie Jacotey

Navine G. Khan-Dossos

Ella Kruglyanskaya

Sandra Lane

Liane Lang

Thomas Langley

Hannah Lees

Kris Lemsalu

Jessie Makinson

Shaun McDowell

France-Lise McGurn

Lindsey Mendick

Matthias Merkel Hess

David Micheaud

Nancy Milner

Ad Minoliti

Suzanne Moxhay

Yasmine Mueller

Laurence Owen

Athena Papadopoulos

Hyojin Park

Florence Peake

Hannah Perry

Jon Pilkington

Missionary Mary Proctor

Mary Ramsden

Rosie Reed

Charlie Roberts

Megan Rooney

Katie Schwab

Samara Scott

Robin Seir

Caterina Silva

Victoria Sin

Eiko Soga

Sean Steadman

Sebastian Stöhrer

Urara Tsuchiya

Jonathan Trayte

Amalia Ulman

Nandini Valli Muthiah

Tereza VlĨková

Morgan Wills

Nikolai Winter

Zadie Xa

 

All artworks courtesy of

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Immediately visible in Marcelle Joseph’s latest exhibition are more than 80 artists from her collection and that of the GIRLPOWER Collection - a snapshot of many of the young artists of today’s London. 

 

I came to visit ‘cause you see me like a UFO

- Frank Ocean

 

 Artists telling of the multiplicity of their worlds, of their bodies, of their fictions and futures; poetic, messy, beautiful, ugly.   Perhaps what brings them together is their fluidity, their ability to transgress mediums, identities, realities.

 

Two new commissions provide a backdrop – a duet of theatrical curtains that frame and set the show.  As with all dividers, there are two sides to these curtains - an in-front and a behind.

 

I will build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me,

believe me…

I will build a great, great wall… 

- President Donald J. Trump

 

The creation of a backstage, the other side of which reveals a second set of works, is a concise curatorial gesture that asks us to consider what we have in common and what divides us and crucially not just what we see, but what we don’t.

 

In doing so it, it points both to the idiosyncrasy of all collections and the ways in which they are riddled with internalised assumptions and biases that run like fault lines through the gamut of art history.

 

The goal is not to inverse the problem, but to pay attention to what we are shown, what appears natural to us and to go beyond, to risk making visible what would otherwise remain invisible.

 

Now and then you miss it, sounds make you cry

Some nights you dance with tears in your eyes

I came to visit ‘cause you see me like a UFO

- Frank Ocean

 

 

Text by Rose Lejeune

 

 

Where is your sense of urgency?

 

Have you ever felt your body move feel words

a new tender philosophy

where troubles melt like lemon drops

and words have erotic qualities.

 

Just is

Justice

Justice

Just is.

 

Where is your sense of urgency?

R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Where is your sense of urgency?

What you want

Baby, I got it.

 

Where is your sense of urgency?

R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Where is your sense of urgency?

What you want

Baby, I got it.

 

N.O N.O N.O N.O

N.O N.O N.O N.O

N.O N.O N.O N.O

N.O N.O

 

A window a portal a fragment

Disjointed view is the best wave to sea

best wave to sea in a disjointed view

sea disjointed wave

disjointed wave sea view.

 

It get’s hard but don’t get hard

*clap*

It get’s hard but don’t get hard

*clap*

It get’s hard but don’t get hard

*clap*

*clap*

 

Where is your sense of urgency?

R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Where is your sense of urgency?

What you want

Baby, I got it.

 

Where is your sense of urgency?

R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Where is your sense of urgency?

What you want

Baby, I got it.

 

I’ve been sent back from the future to tell you this

because I should not exist yet.

make you dance

make. you. dance.

 

I read, I step, I move, I glide

because I should not exist yet.

make you dance

make. you. dance.

 

Where is your sense of urgency?

R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Where is your sense of urgency?

What you want

Baby, I got it.

 

Where is your sense of urgency?

R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Where is your sense of urgency?

What you want

Baby, I got it.

 

Just is

Justice

Justice

Just is.

 

N.O N.O N.O N.O

N.O N.O N.O N.O

N.O N.O N.O N.O

N.O N.O

 

Where is your sense of urgency?

R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Where is your sense of urgency?

What you want

Baby, I got it.

 

What you want

Baby, I got it.

 

Song lyrics by Evan Ifekoya