Alexandre Singh - Sprüth Magers
07 January 2014
Widely anticipated exhibition The Humans is set to open at Sprüth Magers gallery January 24th - March 29th. During this time the gallery will be transformed into a theatre/museum dedicated to The Humans, a three act play commissioned by Witte de With and Performa 13 and created by Alexandre Singh.
The Humans takes place in a parallel world where the Rabbit Queen and Apollonian Sculptor try to create artworks, battling with the vast cultural legacy that the history of art and literature has left artists today. The story follows the character’s struggle with creation and addresses questions we all deal with when facing a blank page, resulting in an exciting plot which is easily relatable for its audience.
A film of the play will be projected at Spruth Magers alongside the preparatory work behind the performances, including costume designs, bronze busts of characters and drawings from the character’s newspaper. The supporting materials become superb artworks in their own right and allow the audience to discover the conception of the play. Our design team were thrilled to create bespoke presentation solutions for several of the artist’s works on paper included in this exhibition.
Alexandre Singh was born in Bordeaux in 1980. After studying at the Ruskin school at Oxford University and School of Visual Arts in New York he received an Arts Council England Grant and completed residencies in Paris. He has exhibited alongside the likes of Jenny Holzer, Joseph Kosuth, and Ed Ruscha at the Stadtische Galerie Karlsruhe.
The Humans is a great example of self-reflection and questioning in performance art and is well worth a visit.