Patrick Coyle & Francesco Pedraglio

13 - 19 Jul 2015

Patrick Coyle & Francesco Pedraglio, installation at fig-2
Photography by © Sylvain Deleu
fig-2 28/50
13 – 19 July 2015

Patrick Coyle and Francesco Pedraglio’s first collaborative exhibition takes the form of a conversation based on recent bodies of work. Both working with forms of visual and spoken language, investigating the dichotomies of meaning, narrative and thought forms, their exhibition forms the ground for a dialogue that manifests itself as text, images, objects and spoken word. The aesthetic articulations and conceptual approximations converge and diverge from one another, creating a breathing space for emergence of unprecedented meaning and associations. The opening and closing of the exhibition will host two performances by Coyle and Pedraglio influenced by a floating cedilla and based on an unauthorised translation of a poem by Edoardo Sanguineti, respectively.

Patrick Coyle (b. 1983, Hull, UK) is an artist and writer. Recent solo performances include: ‘Old Language’, Oxford Central Library; ‘It Said’, ANDOR Gallery, London; ‘Hullture, City of Cultrue’, Ferens Art Gallery and City Centre, Hull; ‘Battlesea Bottling Station’, Battersea Park and Pump House Gallery, London; ‘I couldn’t possibly... without...’, Whitechapel Gallery, London; ‘She Couldn’t Imagine What It Looked Like’, Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark and Royal College of Art, London; ‘Walking Directions from Unknown Road’, Norwich Castle Museum and City Centre; and Only Reference, Saison Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, London.

Francesco Pedraglio is an artist working with writing, performance, film and installation. Selected recent exhibitions: Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin (2015); Kunsthalle Wien (2015); DropCity, Newcastle (2015); Museo de Zapopan, Mexico (2014); CCA Glasgow (2014); Rowing, London (2013); Jeu de Paume (2013), Kunsthalle Basel (2012); Galerie Kamm, Berlin (2012). His novel A man in a room spray-painting a fly was published by Book Works in 2014. He co-edited the anthology of artists writings Cadavere Quotidiano (X-TRA, Los Angeles 2014). The novella The Object Lessons was published by Mousse (2012). Pedraglio is a founding member of London art-space FormContent.

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