Autumn exhibition 'All Crescendo, No Reward'

17 August 2023

Autumn exhibition 'All Crescendo, No Reward'
Matt Copson, Age of Coming, 2021. Installation still. Photo: Benjamin Baltus / Courtesy of the artist, Zabludowicz Collection, and CLEARING Brussels, New York, Los Angeles.

Zabludowicz Collection is delighted to present All Crescendo, No Reward from Thursday 28 September – Sunday 18 December 2023.

This exhibition of works from the Zabludowicz Collection explores the formation and re-formation of subjecthood and objecthood, and is structured around three major moving image installations by Matt Copson, Oliver Laric and Frances Stark. While distinct in atmosphere and character, the works are underscored by questions of mortality and time, and share a playful and ambitious use of animation, music and theatrical staging devices. Each of the artists blur the boundaries between contemporary art and other cultural spheres and periods, drawing inspiration from opera, neoclassical and baroque sculpture, hip hop and children’s cartoons.

The notion of ‘the loop’ is central to the show, with the circulation of images and ideas a motif felt across the exhibition. Contained within the narratives and imagery is a constant flux between desire and frustration. In the Main Hall, sculptures by artists including Lynda Benglis, Walead Beshty, Nikita Gale and Isa Genzken are installed. In these pieces, readymade or familiar objects are reconfigured or partially destroyed, and recombined to produce new material presences.

The exhibition marks the start of a year of programming celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the Zabludowicz Collection. Starting life in London in 1994, the Collection continues to evolve and grow, driven by a passionate desire to support emerging and experimental practices, respond to new modes of art making, and share these discoveries free of charge with the public.

To learn more about the exhibition, click here.