V.O Curations opens an exhibition of works by artist in residence Gray Wielebinski
The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Monday, July 15, 2024

V.O Curations opens an exhibition of works by artist in residence Gray Wielebinski
Installation view, ‘By Any Means’.

LONDON.- By Any Means is a group exhibition curated by former V.O artist in residence, Gray Wielebinski. Considering an expanded and contextualised exploration of revenge, the show includes new pieces by Dala Nasser and Zadie Xa, alongside work by Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Sunil Gupta Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers) and Gray Wielebinski. By Any Means acknowledges that revenge - how it is achieved and narrativised - is deeply rooted and inextricable from social, political and historical contexts, and the power structures that shape them.

By Any Means sheds light on the ways in which power is maintained through a myopic, individualised, simplified, and often racialized and gendered interpretation or portrayal of revenge, which is detached from broader associations. By Any Means considers how, against this contrived dichotomy, avengers can often both be limited in their options due to their positionality, and also faced with additional scrutiny and condemnation by society, no matter the choices they make.

When we zoom out and take our varying and interconnected frameworks into consideration, what can and does revenge actually look like? What does it feel like? How and when can it ‘succeed’, and who decides? Is revenge a moral issue, and if so, as determined by whose sense of morality? How can one get revenge, or justice, in an inherently unjust system? And furthermore, what new possibilities arise if we take a moment to reconsider our relationship to revenge; shifting it away from the myopic and the individual, and instead, towards collectivity, and as a way to transfer responsibility onto the systems, power structures and individuals from which the initial and often ongoing violence originates?

While experiences of revenge can often be oversimplified or overlooked, or the narrative stolen or co-opted by those who control mainstream narratives, through a conscious reframing, the works in the exhibition begin to explore how revenge can function as a supremely powerful motivator.

By Any Means demonstrates revenge as a potential path towards: collectivity, solidarity, hopefulness, refusal, world-building, illegibility, translation, community, duty, catharsis, humour, identity, immortality, survival, friendship, love, violence, acceptance, and resistance, to name a few.

By Gray Wielebinski

Gray Wielebinski (b. 1991 Dallas, TX, USA) received a BA from Pomona College, Claremont CA, USA in 2014 before completing an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK in 2018. He lives and works in London and LA. In Wielebinski’s expansive practice, which incorporates video, performance, collage, installation and sculpture. They explore the intersections of mythology, identity, gender, nationhood and memory. Reconfiguring and transforming iconography and visual codes, their work seeks to navigate society’s frameworks and belief systems. Engaging directly with the contexts in which we live, Wielebinski reveals how narratives reflect and shape our identities. His work opens up the possibilities for a more inclusive storytelling, by reimagining dominant societal mythology. Recent exhibitions include Two Snakes, a solo show at 12.26 Gallery in Dallas, Texas (2020), Our Ashes Make Great Fertilizer at Public Gallery, London, (2020) Repurposed Textiles at Krefelder Kunstverein in Krefeld, DE (2020) and at Frieze London with Hales Gallery, London, where he currently has a solo show.

Today's News

July 30, 2021

Dutch National Museum of Ethnology exhibits Aztec masterpieces

Londoners were promised a hill with a view. They got a pile of scaffolding.

Australia to return 'stolen' art to India

Marian Goodman announces new partners and leadership structure

Dutch unearth Roman canal, road near UNESCO heritage sites

Solo show with new paintings by Antone Könst opens at Marianne Boesky Gallery

Penn State's Palmer Museum of Art breaks ground on new home

Christie's to offer a private collection of important baseball memorabilia

Do Ho Suh exhibits at London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE

D.C. philanthropist Michelle Smith's couture collection to be presented by Hindman Auctions this September

Markus Döbeli's first solo presentation with Marc Jancou Contemporary on view in Rossinière

Greece's first underwater museum opens ancient world to dive tourists

The National Academy of Design announces the launch of the Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné

Daylight Books publishes 'The Light at the End of History: Reacting to Nuclear Power' by Abbey Hepner

V.O Curations opens an exhibition of works by artist in residence Gray Wielebinski

Largest selection of art from Disney's Sleeping Beauty highlights Heritage Summer Animation Art auction

Dix Noonan Webb to offer important gold penny discovered in Wiltshire

After a winter of discontent, a glorious summer in Salzburg

The Neon Museum announces new Executive Director

Dominican music legend Johnny Ventura dies aged 81

Zalika Souley, doyenne of African cinema, dies at 74

Does 'The Da Vinci Code' writer have a secret?

George Rhoads, designer of fantastical 'ball machines,' dies at 95

Review: With fresh subtlety, opera returns to New York City

Why do I need an electronic signature?

10 Most Beautiful Cars According To Forbes

Arm Tattoos And Their Meaning

Exif. Photo Technical Data: How To View Them

How to make Lego Lights:

How to make Aquarium Decor?

How To Turn Personal Photos into Art: 21st Century Design Solutions

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Royalville Communications, Inc

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful