LET'S GET LOST - LET THEM SEND OUT ALARMS VR 2.0
NOUVELLE VAGUE ARTSPACES - SOTOGRANDE
JANET RADY FINE ART - LONDON
NAVA CONTEMPORARY - SAN FRANCISCO
MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE - WASHINGTON DC
APRIL - JUNE 2020 & EXTENDED THRU 2021
Originally opening on March 30th and running through May 13th 2020 - before being extended and included to the Middle East Institute's Fall 2020 Group Exhibit in Washington DC - the 'Let's Get Lost ( Let Them Send Out Alarms ) 2.0' VR show is the result of a collaborative effort reuniting London based art dealer and curator Janet Rady - JRFA - and Spanish based cross-cultural contemporary art project Nouvelle Vague Artspaces - NVA - that went to incorporate San Francisco art advisory NAVA Contemporary to collaborate on the launch.
‘ In March 2020 I moved back into my Marbella workshop after six months in Morocco, where I had been sourcing and producing the ‘Banners of the Unbanished’ monumental installation for the 1-54 African Art fair that successfully opened in February. A few days in, the world went into a lockdown. I decided to enforce the lockdown rule to the letter and only use media I had inside the workshop, at hand. Cutting off from outside supplies, I reflected on Rem Koolhaas’s idea of ‘Junkspace’ , a concept I had previously juggled with for my first London solo show at Mews 42 Gallery, down in 2013. I here worked around a monochromatic palette reusing recuperated furniture fabric, transforming my post-tribal lost forms into new forms - in order to express sentiment of confinement. The feeling of the outside from the inside. The freedom of inner vitality so present in all Persian poetry that ultimately also turned into the creation of a poetic soundscape ‘ The Strange Death of The Future’. The title of the exhibition is taken from a Chet Baker track I had on as I was working, it threw me back to the 1988 "Let's Get Lost" black and white film by photographer Bruce Weber - that I have always loved - documenting Chet Baker’s last days on earth. It expresses an idea of the internal voyage, where true creative freedom always lies’