First Act: Smooth Operations

2 December 2017 - 3 February 2018

Private view Friday 1 December, 6pm - 8pm

First Act: Smooth Operations brings together the work of Eva Fàbregas and Patricia Pisanelli, two London-based international artists whose practices are predominantly concerned with the affective and the subjective in the context of the so-called ‘experience economy’. These work place the subject —the individual, the group— amidst the material culture we live in and investigates today’s consumer society under conditions of advanced capitalism.

Both artists have developed a rather subtle, and often very humorous, body of work that approaches an accelerated reality where the real and the artificial sometimes blur, and thus gives way to a somewhat detached form of experience —it is in this context that emotions and notions such as desire and expectation gain an unexpected form of gravitas.

The exhibition is curated by Antoni Ferrer.

Eva Fabregas, The role of unintended consequences (Sofa Compact), 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.