Sam Keogh, Knotworm
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
24 January - 1 March 2020
Selected in 2019 by the Palais de Tokyo for the Lyon Contemporary Art Biennial as well as by the Center Pompidou for its artistic platform “Cosmopolis # 2: rethinking the human”, the CCI is delighted to present this installation “stubbornly convoluted” by Sam Keogh, young visual artist who divides his time between London and his native Wicklow. Sculpture, collage and painting - toilet bowls filled with cement, networks of invasive plants made of household waste ... - combine with a video that explores three different places in London today: an old school, a block of luxury buildings and a mutilated tree. Like the worms, roots and tunnels they reveal , the logical and poetic structures of Knotworm entwine, roll up and tangle with each other, thus evoking the visible and hidden sides of the city.
Before the opening of the opening, at 5.30 p.m., Sam Keogh will meet with Kathryn Weir, director and chief commissioner of "Cosmopolis" (free entry, reservations recommended - in English). The opening will be followed at 8 p.m. by a musical after party with the electro artist Daithí . In response to the Knotworm exhibit, the Poetry Jukebox - inaugurated this evening - will feature poems on the subject of the environment and climate change until March 27.