january 14, 2022 - Camden Art Centre

Now open: Allison Katz & Julien Creuzet

We're excited to be re-opening our doors to visitors from today, you'll be able to visit us Tues-Sun, 11am-6pm. Come enjoy our latest exhibitions by #allisonkatz and #juliencreuzet, browse our Shop, enjoy lunch or a snack in our café, or bring and pinic and relax in our tranquil garden.

Allison Katz, Artery 14 January/13 March

For more than a decade, #allisonkatz has been exploring painting’s relationship to questions of identity and expression, selfhood and voice. Animated by a restless sense of humour and curiosity, her works articulate a tricksy language of recurring forms – roosters, monkeys and cabbages, among other things – that are by turns familiar and enigmatic, and through which the artist’s sustained and critical pursuit of “genuine ambiguity” takes shape.

The work for Artery was developed over the last two years, in parallel with the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new paintings, posters and exhibition design are infused with questions of communication and connection, distancing and intimacy.

Julien Creuzet, 'Too blue, too deep, too dark we sank...' 14 January/13 March

As the second recipient of Camden Art Centre’s Emerging Artist Prize at Frieze, French-Caribbean artist Julien Creuzet will present a new installation commissioned especially for Gallery 3. This will be his first UK institutional exhibition in the UK.

Creuzet’s multi-disciplinary practice interweaves poetic, sensory, political and social forms and his new commission at Camden will fill the Centre’s Gallery 3 with a dense installation incorporating music, video, poetry and sculpture. His distinctive sculptural language often repurposes found materials – cords, nets, wires, ropes, bags – relics or detritus washed ashore by oceans or the unrelenting progress of history, as well as fragments, materials and objects given to him by other artists that he reincorporates in his assemblages.

Join #juliencreuzet in conversation with Frieze London Artistic Director Eva Langret for a live broadcast on Instagram at 1pm today.