'Measuring the immeasurable'

Group show

11 Apr - 30 May

Power, time, gravity, love. The forces that really kick ass are all invisible.
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Sabrina Amrani Gallery presents Measuring the Immeasurable, a group exhibition of works that attempt to describe and gauge certain phenomena that are often intangible, yet real and perceivable. The artists in this exhibition share a desire to uncover our innate and common need to define that which cannot be defined through traditional means. The show presents works by artists Ignasi Aballí, Amélie Bouvier, Mounir Fatmi, Ayesha Jatoi, William Lamson, Enzo Mianes and Johan Thurfjell, and is curated by Iciar Sagarminaga.

Just as science is driven by a wish to reveal and explain certain observable mysteries, art has often been a means to reflect on the sublime, on that moment when our observation gives way to an impending sense of a magnitude beyond the limits of our senses. Since the 18th century the Sublime has been a category explored by artists concerned with this discrepancy between our desire to measure and understand, and the thrill we feel when we comprehend that what we see is in fact unmeasurable. We use the verbs “to see” and “to feel” as synonyms of understanding, but we also know implicitly that our senses are only ever partial and imperfect channels to the physical world that surrounds us.

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