This year was dominated by three group exhibitions: Three Rooms, curated by Ché Zara Blomfield for a gallery in Amsterdam, considered a digital spatial awareness with three artists Sara Ludy, Priscilla Tea, and Spiros Hadjidjanos. #WEC (Whole Earth Catalyst), was an evolving exhibition with three panel discussions, co-curated with Ella Goerner opened in April, and Windoes materialised after many years of conversation with artist Ry David Bradley about digital painting.
The Berlin space also hosted a duo show by Lisa Holzer and Chiara Minchio, and a solo show by Keith Allyn Spencer and the online gallery room.thecomposingrooms.com hosted four solo exhibitions by Mai Ueda, Aaron Graham, Sua Yoo, and Nico Princen.
The same year TCR also co-published a book by Gene McHugh as an NFT (before they were called NFT’s).
19 December – 27 February 2016
Embedness is a dedication to her, a memorial. Though unlike a stone, the complexity and fragility of the subject inform the technicalities of the work. Embedded, floating images and video from Marjonne's social media persona; her Instagram, Twitter, Pintrest, Tumblr, Vine and Deviantart, all of which has has been constructed by Princen, float scattered across the page, backgrounded by a .gif of the North Sea.
First digital edition of 500 launched online with Left Gallery 15 December 2015, co-published with Version House. The first publication by The Composing Rooms is now available, we are pleased to present first novel by writer Gene McHugh, known to some for his dedication to documenting contemporary art from (2009-2010) under the blog title Post-Internet, published by Link Editions, 2011.HARM VAN DEN DORPEL THE COMPOSING ROOMS
28 November 2015 – 6 February 2016
Having exhibited Keith's work twice before, I felt it was fitting to his practice interview him, rather than write a press release… The full interview can be found HERE.HARM VAN DEN DORPEL THE COMPOSING ROOMS
19 September – 7 November 2015
Body by Body (Cameron Soren and Melissa Sachs), Ry David Bradley, Harm van den Dorpel, Yanyan Huang, Steciw/ de Joode, Sofia Leiby, Miltos Manetas, Rita Vitorelli Special contribution from Giovanna Olmos.HARM VAN DEN DORPEL MILTOS MANETAS RY DAVID BRADLEY YANYAN HUANG THE COMPOSING ROOMS
22 August – 12 September 2015
Later we fail/love. We say we cannot. We are late. As late as possible.THE COMPOSING ROOMS
18 August – 7 November 2015
Sua Yoo is an internet creature. She could be a rendering herself, while what she portrays is a reality, her. Is this reality a mimic of something she saw on a screen? If so she has taken and hacked it, obtaining a true hybrid state. She is her own game character, controlling it.
11 May – 22 August 2015
Geography is togethernesses worst enemy. We are alone together online. togetherness.org was one of many websites purchased in the early 2000’s by Mai Ueda linked to the neen movement. Mai sees the domain name as a poem, content is not so important.MAI UEDA
11 April – 8 August 2015
Andreas Ervik, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Ella Görner, Tue Greenfort, Joey Holder, Daniel Keller, Rachel Lord, Stephen Nachtigall, Marjetica Potrč + Alessandro Bava, DIS magazine, Anke von der Heide, Martti Kalliala, Tanaz Modabber, Sascha Pohflepp, Jenna Sutela, Elvia Wilk.THE COMPOSING ROOMS
19 February – 22 August 2015
This isn't the first series of ‘Wheat Paste Grids’ by Aaron Graham. They are free, online for anyone to print and paste up. The previous series is called ‘Herbert Hoover On Mount Rushmore’ mainly composed out of movie posters, which go through several layers of processing by hand, flame, pen, dye, paint, scissors, computer, scanner, etc.AARON GRAHAM
17 January – 14 February 2015
Spiros Hadjidjanos, Sara Ludy, Priscilla Tea
Three Rooms' pretext is that we live in a world where digital and material realities inform and construct one another. Spiros Hadjidjanos, Sara Ludy and Priscilla Tea navigate disparate digital processes, resulting in forms of sculpture, video and painting that encourage spatial awareness.SARA LUDY PRISCILLA TEA SPIROS HADJIDJANOS THE COMPOSING ROOMS