18 — 24 Sept 2023
Interiors & Furniture, Multi-Disciplinary Design, Art / Collectibles
For London Design Festival 2023 as part of Mayfair Design District, gallery Kravitz Contemporary collaborates with design platform Fels to showcase the conversations and blurred boundaries between art and design with a dual exhibition by Barcelona-based artist Dunja Jankovic and London-based Studio Furthermore.
Materiality, process and scale are explored in the dialogue between form and function as large scale visual works sit alongside porcelain foam vessels and light sculptures. Collecting fragments of distant worlds and timelines, the exhibition represents the historical and ongoing evolution of humankind’s relationship with the cosmos. Connecting ground and sky, past and future, science and lore, monuments of the past coalesce with futuristic celestial signals as ancient astrological temples and ziggurats sit alongside the textures and forms of organic space matter. Jankovic’s large format screen prints bear resemblance to ancient altars dedicated to the sky; great architectural pedestals built by humans to get closer to the mysteries above, portals to the cosmos patterned with electric colour and the granulation of static signals reaching us from epochs ago. Studio Furthermore’s porcelain foam vessels and light sculptures appear as material samples collected from space itself. A result of advanced material research and ceramic development, celestial bodies and organic forms of crumbling matter punctured with craters offer soft, glowing light and gradient tones. Like the distant wonders admired from earth for millennia, Furthermore’s objects punctuate the room as satellites framed against a backdrop of Jankovic’s printed monuments. Signals shows new bodies of work from both studios in conversation. Through their own distinctive practices, works explore the various perspectives, vantage points and narratives of humankind’s relationship with space and our eternal fascination with the great unknown.