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Gabriel Lester

Date 29.10.14

Time 6.30 - 8.00pm

Location Arnolfini

Synopsis

A talk by Gabriel Lester at Arnolfini on the 29th October 2014.

Details

Gabriel Lester is an artist working in a range of media, initially focusing on music and progressing to film, installations and constructed environments. Lester's work originates from a desire to tell stories and construct environments that support these stories and propose their own narrative interpretation.

The artworks propose a tension span and are either implicitly narrative, explicitly visual or both at once. These artworks seldom convey any explicit message or singular idea, but rather propose ways to relate to the world, how it is presented and what mechanisms and components constitute our perception and understanding of it.

Gabriel Lester's work is included in The Promise. The Promise is an exhibition project that focuses on the relationship between a city’s design and the hopes and ambitions of its residents. Exhibitions and events will take place in Arnolfini galleries and across Bristol throughout the summer.

Gabriel Lester

Lester was born in 1972 in Amsterdam, where he still lives and works. He has exhibited at: Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Dilzis Rodeo Gallery, and SALT, Istanbul; Bloomberg Space, and IBID, London; Gallery BirteKleeman, Berlin; Bonniers Kusthalle, Stockholm; Wako Works of Art, Tokyo; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Nam June Paik Art Centre, Seoul; Sao Paolo Biennial, Sao Paolo; Performa 09 Biennial, New York; Kadist Foundation, Paris; Kunsthalle Bern; MA CCA San Francisco; Liverpool Biennial 2008; Biennale di Venezia 2007; Documenta 13, Kassel; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam among many others.

Free for UWE staff and students with ID. £6 / £5 Concessions. To book tickets call Arnolfni box office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email: boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk / www.arnolfini.org.uk

Tickets can be collected in person from Arnolfini Box Office from 11am on the day of the event.


Steven Claydon’s work brings together objects recalling historical artefacts, cultural ephemera and geological samples, skillfully mixing different cultures and periods of history. Merging reality with fiction, and appearing at once meaningful and useless, Claydon’s works oscillate between an idea of truth and fantasy, seeming to offer a fragmented image of a future civilisation’s past. He will talk about his practice and new commission in Bristol.