June 19, 2009 - Bloomberg SPACE - COMMA
June 19, 2009


Installation shots
COMMA07: Peter Liversidge & COMMA08: DJ Simpson
Bloomberg SPACE, 2009.

A dynamic new series of monthly commissions

Peter Liversidge and DJ Simpson
11 June – 18 July 2009

Bloomberg SPACE
50 Finsbury Square,
London EC2A 1HD


COMMA 07 Peter Liversidge
A gin stand offering visitors an original etched glass; a giant floral tribute; a piano recital; candles emitting the smell of freshly cut grass; wildflower seeds scattered across the grassy squares of London are among the original proposals Liversidge will realise for Bloomberg SPACE. Other proposals, from the 86 originally submitted, are unrealised but live within the imagination of the audience. Some are poetic, some are performative and some unfeasibly fantastic, yet all share a generosity of spirit characteristic of Liversidge.

COMMA 08 DJ Simpson
In response to COMMA, DJ Simpson will extend his practice, producing for the first time a wallpaper which will encase the rear gallery, punctuated by 18 of his signature mirrored routed works. The artisan wallpaper uses a repeating pattern of spirals to a dramatic effect creating at times an almost domestic space within the Modernist atrium of the office block. Simpson’s new body of paintings commissioned for Bloomberg SPACE are partially mirrored and routed from both back and front to create both reflective and transparent areas alongside details of the traces of the machine.

COMMA07: Performances

Thursday 2 July, 7 – 8pm at Bloomberg SPACE
Pianist Tim Kent performs all the piano parts from artist Peter Liversidge’s record collection edited to form a single piece.
Advance booking essential – to reserve a place email gallery [​at​] bloomberg.net

Saturday 11 July, 12noon – 6pm, Pure Groove Records
6 – 7 West Smithfield, EC1
6 hour durational performance of DJs creating a narrative through song titles, lyrics, music and type.

Tuesday 14 July, 6.30 – 7.30pm, Bloomberg SPACE
Author Professor Tim Birkhead presents work from his book ‘The Wisdom of Birds’.

11 June – 18 July
Liversidge will drop wildflowers seeds from a hole in his pocket as he walks around the city.

COMMA focuses entirely on the commissioning of new work providing exceptional opportunities for artists to experiment and expand their practice in relation to the particular nature of Bloomberg SPACE.

Twenty of today’s most outstanding established and emerging international artists have been invited to create new work, installations and architectural interventions in a fast paced succession of exhibitions created in response to and seen for the first time at Bloomberg SPACE.

The new programme continues Bloomberg Space’s reputation of presenting the unknown alongside the very well known drawing on a group of artists from across the globe. The programme spans a wide range of media – during the year painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, performance and film are all featured – and retains the potential for one-off or performative events.

About 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 continues with commissions including:
6 – 22 August 2009
COMMA 09 Andrew Mania
COMMA 10 Marc Camille Chaimowicz

Bloomberg SPACE, 50 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1HD

Open: Monday to Saturday 11am – 6pm

Admission Free

Nearest stations: Moorgate & Liverpool Street

W www.bloombergspace.com
E gallery [​at​] bloomberg.net
T + 44 20 7330 7959

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