Unit London – Song of Songs: Representations of the self, spirituality and states of mind in art – from modernity to the digital age

3 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HD - (7 October - 6 November, 2021)
Jesse Mockrin, Bond, 2021, Oil on cotton, 109.22 cm x 76.2 cm, In the exhibition, Song of Songs: Representations of the self, spirituality and states of mind in art – from modernity to the digital age, October 7 - November 6, 2021, Unit London, Image courtesy of the artist and Unit London
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, curated by Rachel Thomas, Head of Exhibitions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. 

 

The international group exhibition takes its name from a painting, Song of Songs, 1933, by the British Surrealist artist, writer and occultist, Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988). The exhibition considers the role of how the self, the mind, and how spirituality evolves in the creation of abstract painting from its origins to the present digital age. Song of Songs embraces the many philosophical, material and ideological potentials which emerge when exploring the self in art. The exhibition includes a major and important presentation of over 12 master painting works by Ithell Colquhoun. They are hung in conversation with leading and emerging contemporary international artists such as; Linder, Bharti Kher, Anna Weyant, Elaine Hoey, Richard Malone, Grace Weir, Jesse Mockrin, Clare Ormerod, Matthew Stone, Stacey Gillian Abe, Suchitra Mattai. 

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