New York — Transart guest faculty member and advisor Martin John Callanan is featured in the group exhibition The Fifth Season opening this evening at James Cohan Gallery and on view through August 8, 2014.
The Fifth Season presents work by more than 20 artists exploring natural seasonal rhythms and human disruption of these cycles. The exhibition title alludes to the present-day, a “highly nuanced, unfamiliar place” of “technological hybridity and climate change.”
The Fifth Season includes Callanan’s work Departure of All, 2013 a flight departure board displaying the departure information for flights at all the international airports worldwide. Looking at the fast stream of origins, destinations, and times, one is keenly aware of the continuous movement of people all over the world at any given time. As the artist notes, one sees “the world as one airport,” a place of constant coming and going, rather than of static sameness. Of note, Departure of All is shortlisted for the New Technological Art Award 2014, which will be awarded in Ghent later this year.
Martin John Callanan is an artist whose research-based practice explores the place of the individual within larger systems. He studied Visual Communication (Photography) at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BA 2003) and Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (MFA 2005), where he has been a Teaching Fellow since 2008. Callanan’s work is exhibited widely, most recently at Noshowspace, London; Or Gallery, Berlin; Casal Solleric, Palma, Spain; White Cube Mason’s Yard, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London. His writing appears in several publications including Art and the Internet (2013) and Future Climate Change (Data Soliloquies) (2011). Callanan is the 2013 winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize for outstanding research within visual arts.
The Fifth Season
James Cohan Gallery: 533 West 26th Street New York, NY 10001
June 26 through August 8, 2014.
Opening Reception: 6–8pm Thursday June 26, 2014