One Day Sculpture  
             
     
 
 
 

Javier Téllez

(b. Venezuela, 1969; lives and works in New York)
COMMISSIONED BY Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

 

Javier Téllez, One Flew Over the Void (Bala perdida), inSite 05. Photo: Alfredo De Stefano, courtesy inSite 05

 

The work of Venezuelan artist Javier Téllez reflects a sustained interest in bringing peripheral communities and “invisible” situations to the fore of contemporary art. His work deals with institutional dynamics, mental illness as a marginal condition, and borderline collective and individual behaviour. His projects have often involved working in collaboration with mental health patients or people living at the margins of society who at times are invited to contribute as participants. Seeking to address issues and conflicts between normalcy and pathology, his work exposes these in a non-didactic way. Both his parents being psychiatrists, Téllez has recurrently examined themes of psychiatric character bringing an autobiographical element to his work. His practice has developed mostly within the video and installation tradition, although it contains elements of performance and sculpture as well. Being research based and place specific, Téllez’s projects often dwell into the social and political histories of the locations where they develop.

 

Based in New York since 1993, Téllez has exhibited widely internationally and his work has been included in important exhibitions of major institutions including the InSite 05, Queens Museum of Art, P.S.1 MoMA, ZKM, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, as well as biennales such as Moscow Biennale, Kwangju Biennale, Venice Biennale, Yokohama Triennale, Biennale of Sydney and Manifesta.

 

 

One day sculpture project details to follow.

 
 
 

LIZ ALLAN

 

LARA ALMÁRCEGUI

 

BILLY APPLE

 

DOUGLAS BAGNALL

 

BIK VAN DER POL

 

BEKAH CARRAN

 

KAH BEE CHOW

 

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

 

AMY HOWDEN-
CHAPMAN

 

ADAM HYDE

 

MADDIE LEACH

 

JAMES LUNA

 

IVAN AND
HEATHER MORISON

 

KATE NEWBY

 

OLAF NICOLAI

 

ROMAN ONDÁK

 

MICHAEL PAREKOWHAI

 

SANTIAGO SIERRA

 

JAVIER TÉLLEZ

 

WALKER & BROMWICH

 

BEDWYR WILLIAMS