The Or Gallery presents Kristina Lee Podesva's Brown Globe at No Soul for Sale, Tate Modern, London
Kristina Lee Podesva
May 14 — May 16, 2010

Curated by Jonathan Middleton

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Tate Modern will host No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents. For this free arts festival, Tate Modern has invited 70 of the world’s most innovative independent art spaces to take over the Turbine Hall. The festival will fill the iconic space with an eclectic mix of cutting-edge arts events, performances, music and film from May 14th to May 16th, 2010.

As its participation in No Soul For Sale, the Or Gallery is pleased to present Kristina Lee Podesva’s Brown Globe at the Tate Modern.

Tangential to Podesva’s colourschool project*, Brown Globe marks the first in a series of colour studies undertaken by the artist that engages exclusively with the colour brown. Despite its regular appearance in everyday life, the colour brown does not exist on the visible light portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, and, as pigment, cannot be made without mixture. It posesses no pure, nor singular, nor truly opposite form…It is a special case.

Brown Globe, thus, refers to the multiple and paradoxical meanings inherent in its chromatic coding and pairs them with a smooth, gaseous, and cartoonish representation of the world to propose questions on how we understand and recognize globalization. In lieu of binary formulations such as the universal/the particular, the global/the local, East/West, North/South, or Black/White, Brown Globe offers another way, and it is brown.

Kristina Lee Podesva is a Vancouver-based artist, curator, writer, and editor of Fillip. Her art work, projects, and texts have appeared in exhibitions, screenings, and publications in Canada, the United States, and Europe. She was the founder of *colourschool (2006-2008), a pedagogical project dedicated to the speculative research of five colours; black, white, red, yellow, and brown, and was the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Langara Centre for Art in Public Spaces. She was co-founder of Cornershop Projects and co-creator of online works such as the Google Emotional Index, youareherebetweenus, This is a Vehicle, and Free for All.

No Soul For Sale is curated by Cecilia Alemani, Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni, and produced by Tate Modern. The first edition of No Soul For Sale took place in June 2009 at X initiative in the former Dia Center for the Arts in New York.

Independent arts organisations taking part in No Soul For Sale include: 2nd Cannons Publications (Los Angeles), 98weeks research project (Beirut), Alternative Space LOOP (Seoul), Arrow Factory (Beijing), ArtHub Asia (Shanghai/Bangkok/Beijing), Artis – Contemporary Israeli Art Fund (New York/Tel Aviv), Artists Space (New York), Artspeak (Vancouver), Auto Italia South East (London), Ballroom (Marfa), Barbur (Jerusalem), Black Dogs (Leeds), Capacete Entertainment (Rio de Janeiro), casa tres patios (Medellín), Cinématèque de Tanger (Tanger), cneai= (Paris-Chatou), Collective Parasol (Kyoto), Dispatch (New York), e-flux (Berlin), Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel – 220 jours (Paris), Embassy (Edinburgh), Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado (Lisbon), FLUXspace (Philadelphia), FormContent (London), Galerie im Regierungsviertel / Forgotten Bar Project (Berlin), Green Papaya Art Projects (Manila), Hell Gallery (Melbourne), Hermes und der Pfau (Stuttgart), i-cabin (London), Intoart (London), K48 Kontinuum (New York), Kling & Bang (Reykjavík), L’appartement 22 (Rabat), Latitudes (Barcelona), Le commissariat (Paris), Le Dictateur (Milan), Light Industry (New York), Lucie Fontaine (Milan), lugar a dudas (Cali), Mousse (Milan), Next Visit (Berlin), New Jerseyy (Basel), Not An Alternative (New York), no.w.here (London), Or Gallery (Vancouver), Oregon Painting Society (Portland), Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong), Peep-Hole (Milan), PiST/// (Istanbul), Post-Museum (Singapore), PSL [Project Space Leeds] (Leeds), Rhizome (New York), Sala-Manca & Mamuta (Jerusalem), Sàn Art (Ho Chi Minh City), Scrawl Collective (London), studio1.1 (London), Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art (New York), The Mountain School of Arts (Los Angeles), The Museum of Everything (London), The Royal Standard (Liverpool), The Suburban (Chicago), The Western Front Society (Vancouver), Thisisnotashop (Dublin), Torpedo – supported by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), Tranzit.cz (Prague), Viafarini DOCVA (Milan), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Western Bridge (Seattle), White Columns (New York) and Y3K (Melbourne).

More information: http://www.nosoulforsale.com

The Or Gallery would like to than Anne Duffau, Anca Rujoiu, and Erica Shiozaki for their kind assistance on this project.

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