PolyLester Arts & Design

Nucleus — Dismantling the Scaffold - Tai Kwun Hong Kong

Nucleus is a steel structure clad with colourful transparent curtains make for a formal yet playful-looking stage. Visitors can enter from different angles, and stand on the platform to formalise solemn events. Yet the structure below also reminds visitors of jigsaw puzzles, construction games, labyrinths, or even prison cells. One could travel on the ground level, through the curtains, all the way to the central chamber or cell. From above, one could observe those below, while from the outside, those inside appear as ghostly figures. Indeed, this structure plays with the architectural logic of penitentiaries and that of surveillance. PolyLester conceived of this particular work as a disruption to the all-seeing “panopticonic” prison, imagined by the eighteenth-century philosopher Jeremy Bentham. The “prison cell” below thus forms the centre stage of action within this single-storey structure, all the while being isolated and thus marginal.

Curated by Christina Li for Tai Kwun Hong Kong

News

A Day with Gabriel Lester – Unseen

— November 26, 2018 —

Our founder Gabriel was recently interviewed by Unseen about a day in the studio, check out the article here

New Video Released Directed by Gabriel Lester – ‘Binnen’ by Yung Internet

— November 5, 2018 —

During the display of ‘Void Non-Void’ at NDSM in Amsterdam, Gabriel Lester used the hip-hop culture inspired installation as a set for Yung Internet’s new video Binnen. Check out this article to find out more!

Gabriel Lester Featured @ Paris International

— October 15, 2018 —

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Gabriel Lester work to be featured at Paris International, check it out!

Neck of the Woods @ Lek Art

— October 11, 2018 —

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Our piece ‘Neck of the Woods’ was recently exhibited at Lek Art, we hope you enjoyed it!

The Conditioning @ Busan Biennale 2018

— October 1, 2018 —

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The Conditioning (2018), our latest site-specific installation for the Busan Biennale pursues a more sober but no less immersive critique of architectural space, and politics. Read More.

Trek @ South London Gallery

— September 24, 2018 —

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New piece Trek, an artwork about the politics of migration was installed last Saturday for the South London Gallery on Pelican Estate. “When seen from the block above this group of sculptures, coloured to resemble birds of paradise, are designed to appear as if they are being blown in the wind. From the ground they will look like foreign bodies in motion, alien newcomers passing through the Pelican Estate” 

Read about the piece HERE Installed 15/09/18

 

Void-Non-Void @ Designboom

— April 3, 2018 —

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One of our latest projects Void-Non-Void is featured on Designboom.

Read the full article HERE.

Nucleus

— March 7, 2018 —

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Nucleus, a commissioned indoors pavilion will open soon at the inauguration exhibition of Tai Kwun

Locomotion in Oslo soon to be inaugurated.

— March 7, 2018 —

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Eleven sculptures for the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

Light in the shopwindow of Pelican Studio

— March 7, 2018 —

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Via PolyLester by Pawel Szubert – a first instalment of light in the shopwindow of the Pelican Studio. A series of interventions curated by PolyLester.
Next: Lennart de Neef

Restoration Elevating Witte de With

— March 7, 2018 —

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After ten years a general maintenance and restoration on Elevating Witte de With is completed. A moment to celebrate.

Dates and times will follow soon.

sneak peek : LOCOMOTION in the snow

— February 26, 2018 —

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About

PolyLester – established by Gabriel Lester and Martine Vledder in 2013 – is a studio focusing on art, public sculptures, architectural interventions, landscape, interior design, stage design etc etc.

Featuring commissioned artworks and designs by Gabriel Lester since 2001, as well as an array of collaborations with architectural offices, graphic designers, art and applied arts professionals, PolyLester aims to propose a diverse and articulated portfolio.

Based in Amsterdam, available in the rest of the world.

Contact

P o l y L e s t e r

Ottho Heldringstraat 3 unit BG 030

1066 AZ Amsterdam

www.polylester.com

info@polylester.com

+31 611 27 49 17  (Lester)

+31 642 12 80 95 (Vledder)