Cities are about people; cities evolve and develop; they are ever-changing as are the people within them. Cities leave behind memories of what they have been and what they might have been.
Showing at the Zabludowicz Collection in north London is an exhibition of the work of nine artists from two collections, shown in two cities, with two titles. In London, “Infinite City is curated by Elizabeth Neilson, Director of the Zabludowicz Collection and Joseph del Pesco, Director of the Kadist Art Foundation, having previously been shown as “City of Disappearances” at the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco 10 September – 14 December 2013.
Writing about the exhibition, Joseph del Pesco Director of the Kadist Art Foundation says: “There are many “cities of shadows” (to borrow Sinclair’s term) that appear in the exhibition, recognizable as corporeal vanishings, filmic echoes from the past dissolving in the present, and contaminated memories. The photographs, videos, paintings, and sculptures evoke the personal experience of the individual in the city, cinematic fictions of the city as idea, and aesthetic distillations of the glow and texture of the urban.”