Spread across five floors and 80,000 sq ft of Howick Place, HS Projects brings together a diverse line- up of emerging and established artists to explore issues of the decorative and the functional through a mixed range of media, proposing new ways of re-considering our environment and social structures. From immersive, site-specific installations and large-scale sculptural works to paintings, performance and film, the exhibition aims to investigate artists' unrivalled engagement with art and life through reference to the readymade, 20th Century Modernism, architecture, specific histories and origins, as well as the subversion of language and modes of popular culture.
A film by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes inspired by Japanese ‘sangaku' will be shown in the UK for the first time, courtesy of the Cartier Foundation, alongside other works making a UK debut by Kendell Geers, Claire Barclay, and David Shrigley. Other participating artists include Simon Bedwell, Clullinan Richards, Anne Harild, Elizabeth Neel, Maria Nepomuceno, Harold Offeh, Beatriz Olabarrieta, Tobias Rehberger, Paula Roush, Nike Savvas, Yutaka Sone, Theodoros Stamatogiannis and Ulla von Brandenburg.
A private view will be held on Thursday 25 September from 6-9pm featuring a one-off performance by artist collaborators Meta Drcar and Dori Deng featuring three female dancers responding to the architecture of the space, alongside a live performance of sculptural objects by Harold Offeh based on his series of work looking at elements of historical 17th and 18th century gardens as sites of artifice, spectacle and theatre. Curator-led tours are also available by request throughout the duration of the exhibition.
The work by Kendell Geers will remain on view in the ground floor lobby until the end of the year.
The exhibitions runs from 25 September to 5 November 2014.