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Christopher Kulendran Thomas: The Synchronised Power of Our Mass16 January 2014 - 16 March 2014

For ‘The Synchronised Power of Our Mass’, Thomas is collaborating with Annika Kuhlmann to combine art, fashion and covert strategies in re-imagining the possibilities of accelerated consumption. Engaging directly in commercial processes, Kuhlmann and Thomas devise together strategic intensifications of crisis towards capitalist hypertension, fetishising paranoia as a lifestyle choice in an economy of fear. At Yeo Workshop they will be introducing Brace Brace, a new luxury safety wear and emergency equipment brand born out of their ongoing inquiry into how connoisseurial consumerism might be mobilised to redirect networked flows of power, capital and desire. Previewed here is marketing for the brand’s nautical emergency equipment line launching this Spring.

Yeo Workshop is pleased to present Christopher Thomas and Annika Kuhlmann’s first exhibition in Asia.

Collaborating with distant co-conspirators, Annika Kuhlmann (DE) and Christopher Thomas (UK) combine art, fashion and covert strategies to re-imagine the possibilities of accelerated consumption. The displaced people of [M]alee have been driven from their homeland by ethnic cleansing backed by strategic international investment. But how can the benchmarks of connoisseurial consumerism - like art and fashion - that now flourish in their former territory be mobilised to redirect networked flows of power, capital and desire? Engaging directly in commercial processes, Kuhlmann and Thomas devise together tactical intensifications of crisis towards capitalist hypertension.

Events

  • Saturday 18 January 2014 5pm
  • Artist Talk: What was Contemporary Art?
  • Christopher Thomas and Annika Kuhlmann discuss the possibility that Contemporary Art could be understood as a limited art historical condition. In relation to their exhibition The Synchronised Power of Our Mass at Yeo Workshop, they will consider whether the ubiquity of networked technology together with the fall from dominance of the West might unravel what we have come to know as Contemporary Art.

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Christopher Kulendran Thomas: The Synchronised Power of Our Mass

Yeo Workshop is pleased to present Christopher Thomas and Annika Kuhlmann’s first exhibition in Asia.

Collaborating with distant co-conspirators, Annika Kuhlmann (DE) and Christopher Thomas (UK) combine art, fashion and covert strategies to re-imagine the possibilities of accelerated consumption. The displaced people of [M]alee have been driven from their homeland by ethnic cleansing backed by strategic international investment. But how can the benchmarks of connoisseurial consumerism - like art and fashion - that now flourish in their former territory be mobilised to redirect networked flows of power, capital and desire? Engaging directly in commercial processes, Kuhlmann and Thomas devise together tactical intensifications of crisis towards capitalist hypertension.

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24th June 2017

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