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The Acme Project Space ran from June 2009 to December 2015. It provided an opportunity for those artists who are part of our Residency & Awards Programme and our International Residencies Programme with a public space within which to develop projects, show new work and engage in a critical dialogue with a wider audience.

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Briony Anderson / Paul McGee, George Charman, Amy Gee, Adam Knight, Haroon Mirza, Emma Smith, K. Yoland

‘Sum Parts’ 10.6.2011 - 26.6.2011

 
'Sum Parts' at the Acme Project Space. Photo: Acme Studios (2011)
'Sum Parts' at the Acme Project Space. Photo: Acme Studios (2011)
'Sum Parts' at the Acme Project Space. Photo: Acme Studios (2011)
'Sum Parts' at the Acme Project Space. Photo: Acme Studios (2011)
'Sum Parts' at the Acme Project Space. Photo: Acme Studios (2011)
'Sum Parts' at the Acme Project Space. Photo: Acme Studios (2011)
 
 

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Curated by first year students on the MA Curating Contemporary Art (inspire) Royal College of Art

Sum Parts brings together work by eight contemporary artists currently on residencies at Acme Studios, London. Inspired by the Penrose Triangle the exhibition explores how we might comprehend something as a whole while simultaneously understanding its composite parts. First drawn by Swedish artist Oscar Reutersvärd in 1934, the Triangle was popularised in the 1950s by mathematician Sir Roger Penrose, for whom it represented “impossibility in its purest form”. Whilst it can be understood pictorially in two-dimensions, it is un-renderable in three-dimensions and as an object only gains its form and unity through the cognition of the viewer.

The artists included in Sum Parts articulate the various complexities and possibilities of this idea, through works in a variety of media from sound installation and film, to photography and performance.

 
 

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