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NEWS: Unit London Presents Song of Songs - Frieze Opening Week Exhibition


Half Breeds, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 130 cm x 110 cm / © Stacey Gillian Abe, Courtesy of the Artist and Unit London.


Curated By Rachel Thomas Frieze Opening week Exhibition 7 Oct - 6 Nov

Coinciding with Frieze London (13–17 October 2021), one of the most anticipated art events of the year, Unit London is delighted to present a group exhibition entitled, Song of Songs: Representations of the self, spirituality and states of mind in art – from modernity to the digital age. This group exhibition takes its name from the eponymous painting by the British Surrealist artist, writer and occultist, Ithell Colquhoun.


Bond (detail), 2021, Oil on cotton, 109 x 76 cm / © Jesse Mockrin, Courtesy of the Artist and Unit London.


Curated by Rachel Thomas, Head of Exhibitions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the multidisciplinary exhibition includes 12 master painting works by Ithell Colquhoun presented in conversation with leading and emerging international artists including Linder Sterling, Jesse Mockrin, Anna Weyant, Bharti Kher, Richard Malone and Stacey Gillian Abe.


"Inspired by Ithell Colquhoun’s art, as an art of transformation, the exhibition explores what it means to be human in a climate of chaos and change. The exhibition takes us on a rite of passage; ultimately exploring humanity through journeys and transmutations of the mind. Ithell Colquhoun left copyright on all her artworks to charities concerned with physical, environmental and emotional health and wellbeing. In reflection of this, the exhibition is presented in aid of Samaritans and Pieta House, a Dublin based self-harm service." - Rachel Thomas, Curator

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