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Close Personal Friends

Close Personal Friends

Martin Kohout, Holly White & Barnaby Lewer

Opening 06.06.18 6-8pm
Artist Talks 29.06.18 6-7pm

Film screening 20.06.18, 6–8pm

What, then, is friendship? A potentially radical way of being and acting in the world or the latest frontier of commodification of daily life?


Berlin-based, Czech-born artist Martin Kohout’s early study background is in cinematography. He has been active in the international art scene since 2010. His work has a strong grounding in research, both academic and qualitative. His works span a wide range of medium such as film, sculpture, installation, print, events, and publications. In addition to that he produces music under the name of TOLE and runs a small publishing house TLTRPreß. Last year, Martin won the Jindřich Chalupecký Award for young Czech artists.

Holly White was born in London and lives and works in Glasgow. Her work involves digital media, sculpture, text, performance and video. Recent solo exhibitions include Orange World, Cordova Gallery, Barcelona (2017); I Need Your Love is This True, Jupiter Woods, London (2016); I’m always lazy when I miss you, AND/OR Gallery (2015); No One Is Going To Go There Anymore, Evelyn Yard, London (2014).

Barnaby has, at various times, been a union organizer, researcher, PhD candidate, digital campaigner and curator. He writes sporadically and currently works at Greenpeace Australia Pacific in Sydney.