Caroline Wiseman Modern & Contemporary
James Beckett 'The Other Driftwood Exhibition'

Saturday 22nd February 2014
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Born in 1977 in Harare, Zimbabwe, James Beckett ( www.jamesbeckett.tk ) lives and works in Amsterdam and London. Beckett works primarily with installation - environments which incorporate painting, sculpture, embroidery, text and print. His research-based practice explores minor histories, mostly concerned with industrial development (and subsequent demise) across Europe, a process of investigation which is as much physical as biographical.

Beckett often relies on museological display mechanisms to present local manufacturing developments, for example, from the particular vantage point of product evolution. Accompanied by anecdotal accounts of local figures – including little known artists, inventors and workers – these dry exposés eschew narrativity in favor of opening up peripheral readings of historical events by focusing on the objects and artifacts that they have left behind. With music and sound as an extension of his visual practice, he has collaborated with a number of groups including the Plus Minus Ensemble, and the Dutch-based musicians initiative N-Collective. He is founding member of the Hurdy-Gurdy outfit, The FRÈDERYCK NÙYEGEN Seaside Memorial Band.

James Beckett has recently presented solo exhibitions at Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam T293, Naples and Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin. His works are also part of the permanent collections of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

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