Research Fellow's exhibition in LisbonFriday, 28 October, 2016
John Wood's latest exhibition, Other Plans, is currently taking place in Lisbon at Galeria Vera Cortes. John is Research Fellow at the Bath School of Art and Design and has been working with Paul Harrison collaboratively since 1993.
They explore the world around them through a series of immaculately constructed video works, informative and uninformative text pieces, drawings, doodles and half thoughts, and quite useful sculptures. As trust and support, and cause and effect are played out through simple material and conceptual gestures, the artists question and ultimately affirm a human position in the world that is essentially positive.
A selection of their solo exhibitions includes: Some Things Are Hard to Explain (InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan), Erdkunde: The Study of the Earth (Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol, UK), John Wood and Paul Harrison (Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia), Answers to Questions (Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA), No Beginning, No Middle No End (Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland), Deadpan (Pacific Design Centre, Los Angeles, USA), Some Words, Some More Words (Ikon gallery, Birmingham, England).
Some of the collective exhibitions in which they have participated include In Ascents: Light art Festival (Stuttgart, Germany), Diamonds always come in small packages, curated by Fanni Fetzer (Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland), Eppur Si Muove: Art and Technology, a Shared Sphere (MUDAM, Luxembourg), Private Utopia. British Council Touring Exhibition (Kochi Museum of Art, Japan. Okayama Museum of Art, Japan. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand), Un Nouveau Festival (Centre Pompidou, Paris, France), Slapstick (Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany), Super 8 (Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), Le Geste Premier (bbb, Centre d’art Toulouse, France), 12 From Number 10 (Whitechapel Gallery, London, England), Supertemporal Kulturhuset (Stockholm, Sweden), Open Space (ICC, Tokyo, Japan) and Mardin Bienali (Mardin, Turkey).