Last Wednesday Gasket had the opportunity to curate an exhibition for a private event held at a prestigious architectural firm within the City. Installed for a single night only, Gasket’s role was to select and curate a group of artists whose work reflected the event theme of ‘Momentum.’ Celebrating a key moment in both the firm’s history and future, the exhibition provided an opportunity for the client to show their commitment and collaboration with other creative fields and their willingness to take inspiration from many sources
‘As part of our celebrations tonight, we have curated a photography exhibition featuring some of London’s most exciting photographers. Each has been challenged to capture the concept of momentum in our cities—and each has done so in a way that speaks to the urban issues and challenges we grapple with every day in our work.’
(From the event programme)
The work chosen for the event reflected a diverse range of subjects from artists with very different positions and visions. Drawn from Gasket members themselves, previously exhibited artists and new work, the exhibition looked at the concept of Momentum from the perspective of a city’s inhabitants, the way people inhabit space and the way they move through it.
For the first time in mankind’s history, more people live in cities than outside, nearly 3.3 billion clustering on only 3% of global surface. This body of work gives us a unique insight of the everyday “mask” we put on while exposed to the gaze of others.
The beautiful work of artist and photographer Diego Ferrari captures a frozen moment where nature, architecture and the body are all held in balance. We Are Water juxtaposes the fluidity of water against the geometry of the built form, articulating their unique characters and our relationships to them.
The exhibition fittingly concluded with Johannes Rigal’s Nightworkers. Exploring the lives of those who work to a different timetable than the majority, Rigal’s work provides a window into an often unseen process and nightly rhythms, vital to the smooth running of our cities
We have been delighted with the response to both the event and the work, and greatly value opportunities where we get to present artists and projects of such quality to a new audience.
We hope to continue to explore opportunities for presenting photography in exciting, alternative locations and would welcome any enquiries if you have an event or venue in mind. For further enquiries please contact us here