in tandem

Wednesday November 19th at 7.30PM, screening of video works by Erkka Nissinen & Nathaniel Mellors.
Address: Press Street, 3718 St. Claude Avenue

During Brad Benischek‘s solo exhibition “Nocturnal Emissions” in Press Street‘s Antenna gallery we curate an evening with video works as a part of the MiniPlex program. This evening is specifically compiled with the exhibition in mind, and as such part of the in tandem series. We have been working with Brad in the exhibition What The Modern Era Has Gained In Civility It Has Lost In Poetic Inspiration in 1646, the Hague (NL), and as such feel a strong connection to his absurdist, humorous and sometimes grotesque works. We will introduce and screen works by Hong Kong based Finnish artist Erkka Nissinen and Los Angeles based British artist Nathaniel Mellors.

Both these artist’s works as well as Brad’s work use humor and absurdism to address the little comprehension and control we have over our existence.

Erkka Nissinen, Vantaa (2008)

Nissinen’s body of work is formed by grotesquely absurd videos, sometimes accompanied by installations that relate to the process of making a video. He usually plays a main character in the bizarre narratives that lend from Becket, McCarthy and the Teletubbies amongst others.

Nathaniel Mellors, The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview (2013)

Nathaniel Mellors, The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview (2013)

Nathaniel Mellors makes irreverent, absurd and hilarious videos, sculptures, performances and writings that challenge our notions of taste, morality, and intelligence.