Come a long to 2Queens, Leicester to check out work by Hannah Perry and Daniel Swan. The artists focus on work relating to pleasure.
Opening Night: Wednesday 19th June 6-9pm
Exhibition running: 19th June - 6th July
For more info visit: www.2queens.com, www.pleasurecentre.org or visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/114469742056642/www.2queens.com, www.pleasurecentre.org or visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/114469742056642/
“Pleasure Centre forms one of the main research themes in Fine Art Practices at De Montfort University. The background to this academic enquiry stems from research undertaken by the Fine Art staff into the investigation of the role and nature of pleasure in contemporary art practice.
The pleasure theme has therefore been the source of academic discussions, symposiums and art exhibitions concerning its political, medical, artistic and creative relevance and meaning. Extending this enquiry into the philosophical and historical understanding of the relevance of pleasure or lack of it through the work of Deleuze, Serres, Nietzsche, Freud, and Lacan’s concept of pleasure ‘jouissance’, the pleasures of excess, disruption, the unpredictable and unregulated.
June 2013 will see The Pleasure Centre bring together exhibitions at different venues across Leicester, including an exhibition selected from the collection of New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, newly commissioned contemporary art at Two Queens, The Great Central and Phoenix and a symposium at De Montfort University examining ideas around Pleasure. The exhibition at Two Queens hosts two London-based emerging artists, Hannah Perry and Daniel Swan:
Hannah Perry works mainly in installation, print and video, creating multimedia works which are part-sculpture, part-intervention. With a continuous practice of collecting and manipulating materials she develops a sprawling network of references carefully exploring personal memory in today’s hyper-technological society.
Daniel Swan is a video artist interested in constructing narratives using modern objects and technologies as seen from the distorted viewpoints of imagined past and future societies.”