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Hadley + Maxwell: who can resist a Human? who doesn’t finger lies?

HADLEY + MAXWELL | “WHO CAN RESIST A HUMAN? WHO DOESN’T FINGER LIES?”
SATURDAY 04 SEPTEMBER 2010 – SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER 2010

OPENING RECEPTION | THURSDAY 09 SEPTEMBER 2010, 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Currently based in Berlin, HADLEY + MAXWELL have been collaborating since they met in Vancouver, Canada, in 1997, working in a variety of media including sculpture, video, installation, and sound. Their work is a reflection on the conditions of collaboration, engaging relations between public and private property, cultural history and memory. They exhibit internationally, with recent solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Gttingen (Germany, 2009); SMART Project Space, Amsterdam (2010); and Samsa, Berlin (2010); and have participated in recent group exhibitions including Invitation to an Infiltration, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2010), Manif d’art (Quebec Biennale, 2010); Kurt, Seattle Art Museum, (2010); and It’s The End Of The World (As We Know It), La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, France, (upcoming). Hadley + Maxwell are represented by Jessica Bradley Art + Projects.

For YYZ, the artists continue to work within the framework of a larger body of work. In this variation, they will focus on elaborating and complicating a threshold of figuration: separation. The desire arises from a curiosity about what kind of literal material sensibilities discernment, articulation, and criticality might lend to sculptural installation. The result is an accumulation of varied objects and artifacts of differing significances that have been separated from themselves in some form and brought together as such.

Exhibition title from: Robertson, Lisa. “Early Education,” in Lisa Robertson’s Magenta Soul Whip. Coach House Books, Toronto, 2009, 14.

Read PATRICIA REED‘S Improper Human-ness, an essay about HADLEY + MAXWELL‘S exhibition.