New Monuments Forget The Future

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Featuring works by: Luis Jacob, Eva Kolcze, Howard Lonn, James Nizam, Richard Storms and Renée Van Halm

Opening Thursday 30 July, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs until Saturday, 5 September
Curated by Rebecca Travis

“Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments seem to cause us to forget the future…” - Robert Smithson (Entropy and the New Monuments, 1966)

In the wake of rapid urban developments populated by functional structures seemingly designed neither to offend nor impress, architecture – at one time synonymous with permanence – appears to be becoming increasingly shortsighted and transient, a response to the present as opposed to a statement for the future.

Drawing on this sense of impermanence, 'New Monuments Forget the Future' brings together artworks that reference architecture in varying degrees of flux. Rather than having solid foundation, the structures throughout the exhibition are caught in transitional states between the built and deconstructed, actual and imaginary, the abstract and representational

Included in the exhibition will be early works by James Nizam and Luis Jacob alongside new and recent paintings by Richard Storms and Howard Lonn, paintings from Renée Van Halm's 'Reverse Engineering' series and film work by Eva Kolcze.

For further information please contact info@birchcontemporary.com
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