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Machines of Desire

July 21, 2022 - September 10, 2022

The group exhibition pursues the idea of ‘the desire machine’ as a metaphor for the transcendent, glitch-triggering effect that art in the modern era can engender. Focusing on modernist artists such as Leonora Carrington and Pablo Picasso, as well as contemporary practitioners, including Parker Ito, Jessie Makinson, and Andrew Sendor, the exhibition highlights artworks created from their personal and collated memories, while also playing with and complicating the familiar unique aesthetic language.

Curated by gallerist and curator, Emilia Yin, and gallery director, Kat Sapera, the two-part exhibition in London and Hong Kong takes you on a journey through layers of images and emotions evoked through the magic of artmaking! The exhibitions bring together an intriguing collection of works that explore in different ways the transcendent potential of art in the 20th century moment. Viewers get to explore how art transcends the past, present and future to conjure, keep and project new images into the collective consciousness.


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Simon Lee Gallery
304 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street
Central, Hong Kong Hong Kong

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