David Altmejd



Current exhibition

The Vibrating Man

26 March 2019 – 18 May 2019
White Cube Hong Kong

White Cube is pleased to present an exhibition of new sculptures by David Altmejd, his inaugural exhibition with the gallery and first in Hong Kong.

Altmejd has described his practice as one grounded in a ‘fascination with nature, a taste for the uncanny and an excitement for unpredictable things, things that transform and that are difficult to describe.’ Like living organisms, his works appear always in flux, transforming and metamorphosing, radiating an animistic energy. Altmejd collapses different narrative strands and visual points of reference to allow for multiple simultaneous readings and thematic associations. ‘I am much more interested in the object being alive and being able to develop its own intelligence and generate meaning’, he has said. ‘I do not want to use the piece as a tool to communicate meaning. I want it to be able to generate its own meaning.’ Drawing on science, religion, magic, psychedelia, science fiction and Gothic Romanticism, he presents a post-apocalyptic vision, but one that is essentially optimistic, containing as it does the potential for regeneration, evolution and reinvention.