Artist Vivien Zhang has been the first to take over House of Egorn’s new London Lounge on Herald Street this month. The young Berlin-born gallery has now taken up residency in Wolfgang Tillman’s former studio on the East End’s prominent art mile.
The inaugural show at this pop-up warehouse space, Cue Collision, is an evolving exhibition in three phases, for which Zhang has brought in emerging artists Robert Cervera, Michal Fargo, Nicholas Johnson and Candida Powell-Williams. Context-specificity and the act of reclaiming are important concepts at the heart of this show. Robert Cervera revisits water reservoirs from his childhood excursions, while Vivien Zhang looks at image-editing softwares and their aesthetic footprints from the 90s to today.
“This is an opportunity to take a second look at things we have taken for granted, things that have been a part of our surrounding for a long time and that we haven’t questioned until now,” explains Zhang. “Each of the artists presents work fabricated from materials heavily loaded with history, and will manifest their own interpretation and modes of engagement with the times we are living in.”
House of Egorn’s London Lounge works with many emerging international artists and demonstrates that the drain of young talent from London can be resisted, possibly even reversed. Alongside Cue Collision, the gallery opened The Bullet Returns to Where the Shot was Fired at its Berlin headquarters last weekend, discussing the excesses of gentrification in London and Berlin.
‘Cue Collision‘ is showing until 24 September at House of Egorn, London Lounge. All copyright House of Egorn