Bloomberg SPACE

Left: Installation shot, Julien Bismuth.
Right: Installation shot, Adrian Paci.

October 29, 2010

COMMA 28 Adrian Paci
COMMA 29 Julien Bismuth

13 October – 4 December 2010

Open Late First Thursday, 4 November till 9pm
& Sunday, 17 October, 11am – 6pm

Exhibition Talk:
Friday 15 October, 12.30 – 1.30pm.
Light lunch served.

Bloomberg SPACE
50 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1HD
Open: Monday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
+ 44 20 7330 7959
gallery [​at​]

COMMA, the successful series of fast paced exhibitions, continues at Bloomberg SPACE with newly commissioned works by Adrian Paci and Julien Bismuth.

Paci recycles the generic imagery of biography to investigate the relationship between personal account and cultural generality. Since moving to Italy from Albania in the early 90′s, Paci’s work obsessively details the encounter—that lost moment—alternately homing in on details to the limits of legibility and pulling back to make sense of the bigger picture.

For his COMMA commission Paci has made a series of 12 paintings based on the stills from a film taken at a wedding ritual and a mosaic, a first use of the medium by the artist, which will be displayed in the centre of the Front Space. The paintings, taken from the greeting line up of guests at the wedding, will set up a procession around the central mosaic, an iconic rendition of two young children who stare out into the Space.

Julien Bismuth’s exhibition for COMMA revolves around a singular sculpture; a metal pole, eight meters high which will support a flashing LED light signaling ‘error’ in Morse code. The exhibition will also include a series of videos in the back gallery of Bloomberg SPACE, depicting other sources of luminescent signals, from lighthouses and radio towers, to stars and fireflies. Next to his video installation, Bismuth will display a commissioned artist’s book, which is part of a series of books which he co-founded with the artist Jean-Pascal Flavien. This book consists of a text, partly theoretical, partly fictional and poetic, inspired in part by the texts of Georges Canguilhem and Michel Foucault on the topic of error. This text will be accompanied by a series of images derived from Bismuth’s research and video installation at Bloomberg SPACE.

Press contact
For further press information and images please contact:
Lois Stonock – +44 (0) 20 3216 4856
Sheena Etches – +44 (0) 20 7700 2975

Notes to Editors:

COMMA is a dynamic new series of commissions enabling artists to experiment and expand their practice in relation to Bloomberg SPACE and its communities. Forty of today’s most outstanding emerging and established international artists will be invited to create new work, installations and architectural interventions.

Bloomberg SPACE
Bloomberg SPACE is a gallery based at Bloomberg’s European headquarters in London and is dedicated to commissioning and exhibiting contemporary art. It welcomes visitors six days a week and admission is free. COMMA at Bloomberg SPACE reflects the core principles of innovation, engagement, adventurous creativity and education central to Bloomberg’s reputation for arts sponsorship.

Julien Bismuth is represented by galerie Georges-Philippe et Nathalie
Vallois, Paris; galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt; and Layr Wuestenhagen
Contemporary, Vienne

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