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In Form Express and Admirable

An overview of the potential forms and working methodologies of what might be considered a sculptural practice.

8 October - 14 November 2013

In form express and admirable (in a sense lying, in a sense not)takes its name from the Donald Barthelme short story 'A Shower of Gold', an absurdist tale of a struggling sculptor coerced to appear on a television game show in order to pay the rent.

Mirroring the sculptor’s fragile psychology and on-air disgorging, the presentation also maps a web of intertwined reference points accreted through the daily practice of considering objects in the context of art.

Incorporating loans from a number of public and private collections, from resolved artworks, films and design objects to proposals, working plans and other archival material, the exhibition explores materiality, generative processes, modes of encounter and narrative and structural agency.

Curated by Mike Cooter.


Juliette Blightman, Marcel Broodthaers, Honoré Daumier, Nick Evans, Harun Farocki, Robin Fior, Flemming George, Janice Kerbel, Raimundas Malašauskas, Claes Oldenburg, John Penn, Falke Pisano, Bernard Schottlander and Gert Verhoeven.

Form and Feeling Symposium

The symposium will utilise the works exhibited and the nature of the curatorial framework to build an afternoon programme of talks, screenings and discussion, focusing on the (physical and temporal) fabrication, display and narrative agency of the sculptural object.

Speakers - Iain Boal, Annabel Frearson and Mike Cooter.

This event is a collaboration between Camberwell Space and the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Graduate School.