18 May - 30 May 2019
E.A. Shared Space is honored to host their inaugural exhibition Safe Words, which brings together two artistic positions of Cristine Brache and Penny Goring. The exhibition derives its title from a poem of the same title by Cristine Brache. Use of language and poetry is an integral part of both practices, which creates the main axis to the show. Based on diaristic and auto-fictional narratives of these two distinct, but similar in their approach artists, the exhibition points at the personal and the ephemeral aspects of poetry.
Cristine Brache (b. 1984 in Miami) is artist and poet of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent. Her identity is a theme she often refers to in her practice. Her debut book Poems was published by Codette in 2018. Her work has been featured and reviewed by The New Yorker, Cultured Magazine, The Editorial Magazine and other.
Penny Goring (b.1962 in New Cross, London) is an artist and poet who lives and works in London, UK. Their work has been shown at various galleries and institutions, such as Drawing Room, London, ICA and other. Her work has been featured and reviewed by Frieze Magazine, I-D, Rhizome and other. The most recent article is Kathy Acker and I – ICA Retrospective written by Paul Carter Robinson for the ArtLyst in May 2019. The artist is represented by Arcadia Missa, London, UK.
Poetry by Cristine Brache is translated from the original to Georgian by Anna Kamladze.
The exhibition is followed by online poetry reading sessions and a talk by independent curator Lika Tarkhan-Mouravi on Poetry and Curatorial Space.