Bett Gallery is presents an exhibition of new works by Mish Meijers.
The wild sociality of Meijers’ most recent exhibition is a complex celebration of this contemporary moment. The political theatre, or rather theatrical politics explored in her previous solo exhibition Double Yoker, escalates in The Abacus Wars, as the riotous joys of flesh and blood in (sur)real space disassemble and reassemble in real time in the gallery.
The Abacus Wars explodes its own inescapable present; global pandemic, fake news, nuclear fallout, the 2020 zoom-apocalypse death of mass gatherings, live theatre, and interstellar travel for artists and their audiences… the bead-clicking-background-countdown to climate catastrophe… but equally these works are buoyant and uncapturable; they document resilience, resistance and the solidarity of the bodies that refuse reduction to the body politic.
Meijers’ exhibition at Bett Gallery is a necessary and dangerous riot, a glitchy live stream in pop-pastel technicolour as we lose our footing on the precipice of the disembodying data chasm and find in each other a peachy-cream-humanity. Meijers’s works are humorous, hysterical and undeniably present.
The gallery is open and practicing COVID-19 social distancing measures.