Location: White Cube
February 28, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Josiah McElheny – The Crystal Land at White Cube, Bermondsey
South Galleries, Bermondsey
‘The Crystal Land’ is an exhibition by Josiah McElheny, narrating a decade of the artist’s efforts to visualise alternative histories of Modernism. Presenting works made between 2008 and 2017 in various mediums, including sculpture, painting, film, installation, photograms and posters, the exhibition asserts McElheny’s view that ‘reconstructing history’ can be a creative process itself and that aesthetics are always political.
The Super 16mm film Island Universe (2005?08), shot on location at the Metropolitan Opera, is presented on a continuous loop in the auditorium every Sunday for the duration of the exhibition.