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Program

Chardonnay Beach and Wine Boutique

Guy Benfield

10th Oct 2014 – 8th Nov 2014 · West Space ·
Opening: Thursday 9 October 2014, 5-6pm.
Artist Talk: Thursday 6 November 2014, 5:30-6:30pm.

 

On Chardonnay Beach there is an exploded yuppie loft where a mutant installation is a throw back to the 1990s. In high Polish theatre design, objects such as potted palms, blackout blinds, German ashtrays and Cuban bath soaps become TIFFs. The mandala of feedback is a gateway to ecstasy. Painting will be involved. Behind the loft is the Wine Boutique that promises all the pleasures of the table. Chardonnay Beach and Wine Boutique satiates. Far more important than wine making is the urge to take grape pressing to the next extreme.

Guy Benfield’s recent solo exhibitions include: Minerva, Sydney; Showing Up, Neon Parc, Melbourne; After Hours, Performa13, New Visual Art and Performance Biennial, New York; Synth Nights at The Kitchen, New York; Triple the End, (performance with Mark Beasley, Dan Fox and Rose Kallal) 47 Canal St, New York. Recent group exhibitions include: e-flux found a new home!, Museum of Modern Art Slovenia;  Art in General New Commissions, Art in General, New York; The Pencil Show, Foxy Productions, New York; e- flux Video Rental, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; and Axis Bold As Love, Le CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bourdeaux; The Fucking Weird Show, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne.

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Guy Benfield, Soho Nights, 2013, performance documentation, Performa13, New York.
  • Guy Benfield, Soho Nights, installation shot, 2014, single channel HD video, 16:42min, photo credit: Christo Crocker
  • Guy Benfield, Soho Nights, installation shot, 2014, single channel HD video, 16:42min, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Guy Benfield, Soho Nights, installation shot, 2014, single channel HD video, 16:42min, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Guy Benfield, Soho Nights, installation shot, 2014, single channel HD video, 16:42min, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Guy Benfield, Soho Nights, installation shot, 2014, single channel HD video, 16:42min, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Guy Benfield, Soho Nights, installation shot, 2014, single channel HD video, 16:42min, photo credit: Christo Crocker