The Felicitous Encounter

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The Felicitous Encounter

  • 2 Jun 2023 — 30 Jun 2023

A two person exhibition featuring artists: Dorit Margreiter & Fay Nicolson

in association with the London Festival of Architecture

The Felicitous Encounter is Euca Annex’s inaugural exhibition, were Dorit Margreiter and Fay Nicolson bring together new, recent and unseen works, that explore the tensions between architecture and image, orientation and choreography, time and movement. In Euca Annex’s distinctive new space, visitors are invited to explore the site sensitive works by the artists, featuring sculpture, photography and painting.

The philosophers Hardt and Negri in asking what makes the ‘Commons visible, they coined the term The Felicitous Encounter, to describe a moment when individuals come together, to exchange knowledge and form something new. The essence of the encounter, they claim, is ‘the great wealth of a city’.

The Felicitous Encounter is Margreiter and Nicolson's first exhibition together. The work of both artists offers a direct dialogue with the space, from Margreiter's meticulous installational arrangement, which explores connections between representation and fiction, to Nicolson's site-sensitive painting, that channels the energy of performance and draws out synesthetic connections between sound, movement and image.

Dorit Margreiter is based in Vienna, with an artistic interest that correlates to the intricacies between visual systems, spatial structures, and the consequences that they hold for our everyday social lives and the ways we comprehend them. Margreiter explores relations between the physical and social dimensions of architecture, often creating time-based installations to augment and accentuate this relationship. Notable solo exhibitions include; Plečnik House Museum (Ljubljana, 2023), MUMOK (Vienna, 2019), MoMA (NYC, 2013), 53rd La Biennale di Venezia, (Venice, 2009) and is a Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

Fay Nicolson is an artist based in South-East London. Nicolson graduated from Central St Martins (2006), the Royal College of Art (2011) and Turps Off-Site (2022). She is a Lecturer in Fine Art at Kingston School of Art and runs an online salon Salome Salmacis. Recent Solo Shows include: Dithyramb, Quip and Curiosity, Cambridge (2023), SPA SONGS, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth (2019/20); Sound before Symbol, DKUK, London (2018); OVER AND OVER PURE FORM, Kunstraum, London (2016/17); PLAY SENSE, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, (2015). @fay_nicolson

Opening times: Wednesday to Sunday, 12–5pm
Location: EUCA Annex, 67 Havant road, London E173JE Nearest stations - Tube: Walthamstow Central. Overground: Wood Street
Buses: 123, 212, W16, 55, 56

Dorit Margreiter, Zentrum (sabine). Photo by Jens Ziehe_resized