St. Ives

Adam Chodzko, Pattern for a Procession with Two Masks (detail), 2007, color slide projection.

Adam Chodzko, Pattern for a Procession with Two Masks (detail), 2007, color slide projection.

St. Ives

Adam Chodzko

Tate St. Ives
Porthmeor Beach
May 24–September 21, 2008

Curated by Martin Clark

How might we actively engage in honoring the reality of others? Bringing both real and imagined subjects into fragile, ephemeral community, English artist Adam Chodzko's projects—which include hunting for God look-alikes, reuniting children “murdered” on film by Pasolini, and entrusting a London gallery's archive to the care of Kurdish asylum seekers—keep that question ever in mind, engendering a fluid, subtle poetics that soars above the current “relational art” mainstream. Correcting an inexplicable institutional blind spot with respect to the artist in the UK, this solo survey by Tate St. Ives's new artistic director, Martin Clark, will include roughly forty videos, sculptures, photographs, performances, and installations from the past seventeen years, plus a new work made with winter clothing loaned by St. Ives locals. The show's catalogue will include essays by Clark, Martin Herbert, Lisa Le Feuvre, and Andrew Wilson.