COMMA04:
Curated by Sacha Craddock and Graham Gussin
BloombergSPACE, London - April 2009

 

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Jaime Gili. MASHRABIYA. Plan for the atrium of BloombergSPACE, London

 

COMMA is a dynamic series of commissions enabling artists to experiment and expand their practice in relation to Bloomberg SPACE and its communities. Twenty of today’s most outstanding emerging and established international artists will be invited to create new work, installations and architectural interventions in a fast paced succession of exhibitions. COMMA at Bloomberg SPACE reflects the core principles of innovation, engagement, adventurous creativity and education central to Bloomberg’s reputation for arts sponsorship.

 

Jaime Gili

Jaime Gili. MASHRABIYA, BloombergSPACE, London, view from the offices

 

 

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Jaime Gili. MASHRABIYA, BloombergSPACE, London

 

From the text by Barry Schwabsky:

...In contrast to the project for Maine, Mashrabiya is not about covering a surface. Of course, in the most literal sense it does involve that, since the material to be used is vinyl applied to the office building’s windows looking onto the atrium. But for that very reason it deals with transparency or translucency whereas painting in its conventional form can only deal with opacity except as an illusion. With Mashrabiya, it seems, Gili aims at finding a way for painting to fulfil its vaulting aspirations not simply by expanding itself to encompass its physical context—and Gili is Installation of vinyl applied on glass and on walls not always content to do this in the most comfortable way: His recent exhibition at Alajandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami, included not only a 60-foot-long wall painting but, more to the point, “four paintings taller than the space” that had to be wedged at an angle between floor and ceiling—but also by undoing itself as a material practice. “No need to paint because it is already a painting”...

 

Read the whole text by Barry Schwabsky here

 

Jaime Gili

Jaime Gili. MASHRABIYA, BloombergSPACE, London, view of the opening

 

Jaime Gili

Jaime Gili. MASHRABIYA, BloombergSPACE, London, view from the offices, nightime

 

 

Jaime Gili

Jaime Gili. MASHRABIYA, BloombergSPACE, London, view from the offices, nightime

 

 

 

Jaime Gili

Jaime Gili. MASHRABIYA, BloombergSPACE, London, view from the offices, daytime

 

 

 

 

 

 

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