Current Exhibitions

Ebrah rafman london WORDPRESS announcement

Jon Rafman
𝐸𝒷𝓇𝒶𝒽 𝒦'𝒹𝒶𝒷𝓇𝒾
February 3–March 25, 2023

Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to announce Jon Rafman's first solo exhibition at the London gallery. In his latest works, the artist harnesses the creative potential of machine learning processes, continuing his long-standing practice of investigating the impact of technology on contemporary consciousness. The exhibition in London features both algorithmically generated paintings and video projections that explore new permutations of appropriated content, encompassing everything from fine art to mass marketing material.
Rafman incorporates the rich vocabulary and visuality of online worlds to develop poetic narratives that critically engage with the present, creating works that capture the tension between the indifferent eye of the machine and the human impulse to find meaning.

Bender announcement LONDON wordpress

Gretchen Bender
February 3–March 25, 2023
London

Sprüth Magers is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by the late Gretchen Bender, an artist who in the 1980s gained renown as a key observer of the effects of capitalist society and mass media on the human experience. Closely aligned with the appropriation strategies of the artists of the Pictures Generation, her emphasis on film and television as her source material ensured she was also an integral part of the video art movement. The show will present a number of her TV Text Image works, utilizing live television feeds across multiple monitors across two floors of the gallery, as well as unseen archival material. Simultaneously entertaining and critical, Bender’s work foreshadows many of today’s immersive, virtual installations.

Karen Kilimnik – The Kingdom of the Renaissance – New York
Reinhard Mucha – Kasse beim Fahrer – Berlin
Thomas Ruff – d.o.pe. – Berlin