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The Store X The Vinyl Factory / New Museum: Strange Days: Memories of the Future at The Store X, 180 The Strand

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Time 12:00
Date 02/10/18
Price Free

An exciting new exhibition exploring the work of today's most radical video artists & filmmakers, giving a Londoners a taste of what the NY venue has been up to since it's inauguration ten years ago.

Running from: Tue 02 Oct - Sun 09 Dec.

An immersive exhibition led by John Akomfrah, Kahlil Joseph and Pipilotti Rist will transform London’s The Store X this October, taking viewers on an audio-visual journey through its studio space in the Brutalist 180 The Strand.

Curated in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory and Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director at New York’s New Museum, twenty-one artists’ work will feature in the polyphonic Strange Days: Memories of the Future.

UK audiences can expect a unique opportunity to experience highlights from one of America’s most acclaimed contemporary art institutions, a compendium dedicated to exploring unconventional perspectives in new media, technology, politics, and society.

The exhibition will feature important and celebrated film and video works, with many of the pieces on view in London or the UK for the first time. Through an original constellation of works in large-scale installations, the exhibition opens new dialogues throughout The Store X spaces. Weaving images and sounds into polyphonic, dreamlike compositions, the works on view will blend the present with memories of the past and premonitions of the future.

Featured works include Kahlil Joseph’s ‘Fly Paper’ (2017) – a deeply personal portrait of black cultural life in Harlem, which premiered at the New Museum in the fall of 2017 before making its European debut at The Store X Berlin earlier this year; John Akomfrah’s ‘Vertigo Sea’ (2015) – an epic three-screen meditation on the ocean as an environmental, cultural, and historical force; Camille Henrot’s ‘Grosse Fatigue’ (2013), in which a rapid succession and layering of images tells the story of creation; and Pipilotti Rist’s video and sound installation ‘4th Floor To Mildness’ (2016), a work that featured prominently in the artist’s celebrated 2016 New Museum exhibition.

“Strange Days” is the third major show commissioned by The Store X The Vinyl Factory, following critically acclaimed exhibitions “The Infinite Mix” (2016) and “Everything at Once” (2017), presented with the Hayward Gallery and Lisson Gallery, respectively. More than 120,000 visitors attended last year, making the annual autumn show a hotly anticipated
highlight of London’s Frieze Week.