One of Asia-Pacific’s leading contemporary art galleries, Sullivan+Strumpf presents Baden Pailthorpe’s new solo exhibition, ‘Asset Pack’ from 27 September to 19 October 2019.
In Asset Pack, 2019, Baden Pailthorpe intensifies his examination of the cultures of late capitalism by reinterpreting the material culture of digital marketplaces. An asset can be any element of a digital program – including 2D and 3D models, sound effects, code or templates, and even complete projects that can be used by software platforms such as smartphone applications or video games. These assets or asset packs can be bought and sold by creators and make up a significant part of the digital economy.
Bringing together a series of real-time animations, computer sculptures, physical textures, speculative objects and a large-scale light installation, this exhibition greatly expands Pailthorpe’s practice to-date. The generative animations depict a series of readymade collections of virtual objects, programmed with spatially intelligent algorithms, whilst a series of extreme computer sculptures blur the boundaries of aesthetic experience and functionality.
Through these artworks, Pailthorpe unites a collection of physical and virtual assets that together create new systems of meaning. In doing so, he recontextualises these objects and redefines their potential as artefacts of our contemporary moment.
‘Asset Pack’ is on view at Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney, 799 Elizabeth Street, Sydney from 27 September to 19 October 2019, Tuesday to Sunday at 10am – 5pm. Entry is free. For more information, please visit: https://www.sullivanstrumpf.com/exhibitions/baden-pailthorpe/asset-pack/art