CAREY YOUNG: Let the World Speak for Itself

solo show - Le Quartier, Centre d'art contemporain de Quimper

May 25 to September 25, 2013

Le Quartier presents the first solo exhibition in France of Carey Young, a British artist who, over the last fifteen years, has developed her artistic practice from a cross-fertilisation of disciplines including economics, law, politics and communication. The tools of these different fields act as material for her installations, text works and photographs, as well as for videos in which absurd relationships develop between the performer and the rhetoric of political, commercial or legal discourse.

The exhibition at Le Quartier is the first to draw together many of Young’s photographic works. Employing a diverse range of media, this work is characterised by a conceptual and experimental approach. The artist explores the relation of the photographic image to broader systems of commodification and distribution in today’s globalised context.

With the support of the British Council.

Carey Young was born in 1970 in Lusaka, Zambia. She lives and works in London, England. After her Masters degree in photography at the Royal College of Art, London, she has had solo shows at galleries such as the Henry Moore Institute (Leeds), John Hansard Gallery (Southampton), The Power Plant (Toronto) and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. She has also recently participated in group exhibitions at Tate Britain, the Hayward Gallery, the New Museum (New York), PS1/MoMA (New York), IAC Villeurbanne, Le Plateau (Paris), and the Sharjah, Moscow, Taipei, Tirana, Rennes and Venice biennials. A solo show by Carey Young will open at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, in Autumn 2013, to be accompanied by a monograph published by Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst and JRP | Ringier. She is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

Exhibition handout can be downloaded here.