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Tanya Leighton presents Object Lessons by East London artist-filmmaker John Smith – his third solo show at the gallery.
His work can also be seen at transmediale 2013 – the Berlin-based art, culture and technology festival – with screenings today, January 30 and on February 2, 2013.
For Object Lessons at Tanya Leighton, Smith will present three video works: Dad’s Stick (5 min., 2012, a recent commission by Frieze Film London), unusual Red cardigan (13 min., 2011), and Home Suite (96 min, 1993-4), all of which closely scrutinize inanimate objects and their real or imagined histories. These objects are brought to life by spoken words and captions in the form of descriptions, memories and speculations, reminding us of their unique past lives in the hands of numerous unseen protagonists.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Object Lessons – Video Works by John Smith
Preview: Tomorrow, January 31, 6 – 9 pm
Dates: February 1 – March 9, 2013
Tanya Leighton, Kurfürstenstrasse 156, 10785 Berlin

Photo: John Smith, Home Suite, 1993-4, 96 min., video, colour, sound