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Feb 14 - Mar 28, 2019
From 14 February to 28 March, S│2 London will present House of the Sleeping Beauties; an exhibition touching upon the concepts of the erotic, the body, surrealism, performance and theatricality in art from the 19th century to present day. The exhibition will be accompanied by a reprint of Yasunari Kawabata’s 1961 novella of the same name. Artists such as Francis Picabia, Joseph Cornell and Marcel Duchamp will be exhibited alongside artists of the sixties and seventies such as Renate Bertlmann, ULAY, Natalia LL to artists such as Keith Vaughan, Wally Hedrick, John Tweddle, and Kurt Seligmann who have remained on the edges of mainstream art history to contemporary artists such as Issy Wood, Lili Dujourie and Diane Kotila that are re-interpreting these themes today. Diverse in both geographical and temporal terms, the works of the artists in the exhibition exist in a state of open-endedness, coaxing discreet visual connections at all times, bleeding from the corporeal reality to the unconscious dream-state.

Jul 11 - Sep 19, 2019
From 11 July to 19 September, S│2 London presents Where Were You at Night, the second in a trilogy of group exhibitions at the gallery where a work of literature forms a conceptual framework for an exhibition and is accompanied by a new edition and reprinting of a story.
Where Were You at Night is titled after a collection of fourteen short stories written by Brazilian author Clarice Lispector, starting in 1951. Like this collection of stories in Lispector’s work, the exhibition itself encourages many narratives and remains open-ended in its exploration of materiality.
The artists in the exhibition are: Olga de Amaral, Tonico Lemos Auad, Gordon Baldwin, Jagoda Buić, Leonardo Drew, Françoise Grossen, Kim Lim, Lawson Oyekan, Carole Seborovski, Shiro Tsujimura and Shelagh Wakely. Shifting between ideas of the hand-made, of touch, holes and weaving, the exhibition seeks to capture a sense of feelings intertwined.

Sep 26 - Nov 14, 2019
This autumn S│2 London presents Huang Rui: Wild Children, a solo presentation of work spanning the last four decades of the Beijing-born artist, in collaboration with Boers-Li Gallery, New York/Beijing.
A key figure in the emergence of the contemporary art scene in mainland China, Huang Rui was a founding member of the avant-garde ‘Stars’ group, active from 1979 to 1983; and co-published the radical, literary journal Today from 1978. In his experimentations in abstraction, Huang’s practice encompasses painting, the printed word, collage, photography and performance.


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