Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Matthew Stone "Optimism as Cultural Rebellion"

Matthew Stone
Optimism as Cultural Rebellion
November 1st - December 10th, 2011

The Hole is a please to announce the first comprehensive gallery exhibition in the United States by British artist Matthew Stone. The exhibition will focus on the intersections between the ideas, photography and sculptures that define Matthew's work. Alongside his sculptural instillations of photography, he will also be presenting a performance at the gallery titled "Anatmony of Immaterial Worlds" (November 3rd at 9pm) as part of the visual art performance biennial PERFORMA 11.

The title of the exhibition "Optimism as Cultural Rebellion" should be considered a one-line manifesto, perhaps a "mini-festo". Since 2004 Matthew has developed a personal philosophy of Optimism, defining it as "the vital force that entangles itself with and then shapes the future." This timely position permeates all of his activities. Matthew Stone operates as an artist in a total sense: his very being, his community, his lifestyle and its expression dictate the creation of his interconnected works. As well as creating photography and sculpture he works in multiple worlds as curator, philosopher, performer, musician, facilitator and cultural provocateur.

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312 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

Blog Photographs Taken by: Demetrius Mickens

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