22nd November 2007 — 30th November -0001
artist Reza Aramesh presents his new commission 'You were the dead,
their's was the future' a performed still life, retracing the poses of
figures in historical paintings and exploring their cultural and
historical significance. The title is a quotation from Orwell's '1984',
and the piece will explore identity and the relationship between love,
desire, aggression and war. Aramesh's practice encompasses performance,
video, curating exhibitions and editing the 'Centrefold Scrapbooks'.
Aramesh's performance is part of 'Thursdays ... After Hours' taking place every Thursday at the Barbican for the duration of the excellent 'Seduced: Art & Sex from Antiquity to Now' (on until 27 January). The exhibition is open late and there is a programme of specially curated events featuring artists' commissions, live music, erotic readings and talks with special cocktails and aphrodisiac snacks.
Barbican Art Gallery
London EC2Y 8D
Late night first Thurs, 11am-10pm