The New Museum and The Store X present “Strange Days: Memories of the Future,” an exhibition of select video works shown at the New Museum during its ten years on the Bowery.
4th Floor To Mildness, 2016. Installation view: “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest,” New Museum, New York, 2016. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine
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On view at The Store X, located at 180 The Strand in London from October 2 to December 9, 2018, “Strange Days: Memories of the Future” will present the work of twenty-one acclaimed artists and filmmakers who have shown video works at the New Museum during its ten years on the Bowery. Bringing together an extraordinary group of works in video by today’s leading artists, the exhibition will consider how images shape memories while offering visions of what the future may hold. Weaving together reportage and lyricism, the works on view blend images and sound into polyphonic, dreamlike compositions.
Featured works in the exhibition will include Kahlil Joseph’s Fly Paper (2017), a deeply personal portrait of black cultural life in Harlem, which premiered at the New Museum in the fall of 2017; John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea (2015), an epic three-channel meditation on the ocean as an environmental, cultural, and historical force; Camille Henrot’s Grosse Fatigue (2013), in which the rapid succession and layering of images tells the story of creation; and Pipilotti Rist’s video and sound installation 4th Floor To Mildness (2016), a work that featured prominently in the artist’s celebrated 2016 New Museum exhibition. “Strange Days” will mark the debut UK presentation of many of the works, including those by Joseph, Akomfrah, and Rist, along with Jonathas de Andrade’s O peixe [The Fish] (2016), Hassan Khan’s Jewel (2010), and others (see full artist list below).
“Strange Days: Memories of the Future” is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, the New Museum’s Edlis Neeson Artistic Director, in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory. The exhibition marks the third major show commissioned by The Store X and The Vinyl Factory, following “The Infinite Mix” (2016) and “Everything at Once” (2017), copresented with the Hayward Gallery and Lisson Gallery, respectively.
John Akomfrah (b. 1957), Jonathas de Andrade (b. 1982), Ed Atkins (b. 1982), Cheng Ran (b. 1981), Camille Henrot (b. 1978), Kahlil Joseph (b. 1981), Hassan Khan (b. 1975), Ragnar Kjartansson (b. 1976), Oliver Laric (b. 1981), Klara Lidén (b. 1979), Maha Maamoun (b. 1972), Daria Martin (b. 1973), Laure Prouvost (b. 1978), Lili Reynaud-Dewar (b. 1975), Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962), Anri Sala (b. 1974), Mounira Al Solh (b. 1978), Cally Spooner (b. 1983), Ryan Trecartin (b. 1981), Wu Tsang (b. 1982), and Wong Ping (b. 1984).