(xi)        Group show                                                                                      THE TERRIBLE TWOS

 

              Goswell Road

              22 rue de l'Échiquier, 75010

              door code / code porte 80A24

Opening Saturday 2nd February, 15H - 18H

Exhibition 2nd - 10th February 2019

 

When we opened our first show in November 2016, Patrick Weldé’s FUCK THE SYSTEM, after the summer of Brexit and the shock election of Donald Trump, we were published in conversation with Weldé in i-D Magazine:

 

it’s not a gallery, it’s a way to enable artists to show their work outside of the established systems

 

Fast forward two years to October 2018, after the 50-year anniversary of May ‘68 and a year of no-fixed-address nomadism, and Contemporary Art Galleries published an interview with us where it was clear things had evolved:

 

Goswell Road - the model it has taken and has become, has been completely autonomous. We never defined a path for it, so we follow it and grow with it to see where it will take us.

 

Here we consecrate our two-year anniversary, a life stage worthy of archive, known in infant development as The Terrible Twos.

 

The terrible twos is a normal stage in which toddlers begin to struggle between their reliance on adults and their desire for independence. One minute your child might be clinging to you, and the next he or she is running in the opposite direction.

Jay L. Hoecker, M.D.

 

We bring together all of the artists invited so far in a group show, and launch our first archive publication, The Terrible Twos : a drawing portfolio & archive 2016 - 2019 archiving the last two years in a new A4 book format, with a drawing portfolio featuring works from the artists in the show, and curator Paul Clinton.