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In Search of Alchemic Times
5 August – 3 September 2011

In Search of Alchemic Times is an exhibition that brings together ten artists working with installation, text, sculpture, drawing, performance and moving image to explore notions of transformation, decay and regeneration, examining how commonplace resources are reconfigured or repurposed to conjure up new utopias.

Occupying a former Victorian jewellery shop in the Brompton Design District, the crystal is a central reference point for the exhibition – its position as an object of value is symptomatic of an economically precarious age, its robust formation illustrates conversion and collaboration of materials. As well, the crystal holds much importance for Gilbert Simondon’s philosophy of individuation, a structure that connects the sand grain to the cosmos.

Featuring: Aura Satz, Charlesworth, Lewandowski & Mann, Jennifer Walshe, Liliane Lijn, Nathan Witt, Peter Lewis and Makiko Nagaya, Rowena Harris, Steven Ounanian, Tom Badley, Unrealised Projects.

The exhibition is curated by Cecilia Wee.

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