A solo exhibition by Marcus Neustetter
13 October â€“ 12 November 2016
Marcus Neustetter is an artist who travels, who explores, who is relentlessly in the act of collecting, re-mapping and making.
Occupy is ethereal evidence of an artistsâ€™ investigation in to the storerooms and archives of some of the worldâ€™s largest museum collections. From the Smithsonian museums in Washington DC to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, from Johannesburg to Hong Kong to Vienna the artist is on a quest. In conversation with the collections custodians and curators Neustetter switches off the lights and arms himself with a torch and camera. The results are shadow landscape videos that have stimulated and given rise to a light and shadow installation as well as a large body of brush drawings and paintings.
To Neustetter, Occupy is as much a critical consideration in to historical and continued claiming of culture as it is a personal exploration of the unknown. As an artist he is known for his devoted depictions of in-between spaces.Â His thinking has often been inspired by the work of archaeologists and astronomers and has led to a quest to represent the vertical gaze. This search has resulted in a large and poetic trajectory of work in an extensive range of media. It is this ongoing conversation in Neustetterâ€™s work that has pulled him in to the museum space.
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