„On the Run” is a monographic exhibition presenting four decades of Ian Emes artistic activity. This is also the first such a large exhibition of works by the artist in Poland. Moreover “On the Run” is in some way an announcement of David Gilmour’s concert that will be held in Wroclaw on the 25th of June 2016.
The multimedia art show explores spatial relations between the sound and a moving picture. It also explains the process of music interpretation through using various artistic genres such as video or hand-drawn animation which are the most common in Emes’ art. The exhibition is a unique occasion to see historical shifts from the drawing era to digitalization and computer generated images. An audience will be pulled into the game of opposites, between motionless and moving pictures, computer generated and hand-drawn works. Furthermore between different forms of compositions that can be geometrical or organic.
„On the Run” is a first exhibition of Ian Emes in Poland and interestingly its main core will be a new project executed by Emes especially on that occasion. The newest art piece is an installation consists of animations and looped videos displayed on screens with music accompaniment.
The display will include the famous animated video made by Emes for Pink Floyd, paintings and drawings from the artist’s archive, group of the newest artworks, as well as original film frames from movies he made in the 70s and 80s for rock and pop stars like Paul and Linda McCartney, Mike Oldfield or Duran Duran group.
As part of the event an open lecture will be held in the City Gallery on the 25th of June during which Ian Emes will talk about his artistic career, inspirations and creative process. He will also compere the way of making music animation, films and music videos in the past with creative methods popular nowadays.
Curator: Anna Cerelczak
Organizers: DOMINO Foundation
Host: The City Gallery in Wrocław
The project is co-financed by the Wrocław Municipality
Photos from the opening:
Video from the opening (by Anna Cerelczak):