Anton Goldenstein | MyArtSpace

Much of my work is a reaction against what has recently been termed “super-hybridity”.

There is a conglomeration of many themes and ideas, from natural/world histories, through to, anthropology, language and culture.

I am interested in world culture and the everyday, the parts which ideas of the zeitgeist, hegemony, banality and notions of globalization play in affecting our ideas and daily lives.

Primarily I am a sculptor although I make paintings, photographs, interventions as well as having recently been experimenting with video.

My work concerns itself ostensibly with media and consumer culture, human-ideals, aspirations and exploits as well having a keen interest in social-political-biological and art histories


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"There are no metaphors here" installation at Weltrum Munich (detail)
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"There are no metaphors here" installation at Weltrum Munich (detail)
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"There are no metaphors here" installation at Weltrum Munich (installation view)
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"There are no metaphors here" installation at Weltrum Munich (detail)
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"There are no metaphors here" installation at Weltrum Munich (detail)



Zoo-group show London



2010 Smokescreen, Munich, Germany, Backlit Open, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, From Within The Bungalow , Curated by Marcus Jefferies, Pill-Bristol

2009 Boffo Deluxe- solo show- Mission Gallery Swansea/ Animals Gone Bad, Transition Gallery, London/ SALE, Royal Standard, Liverpool

2008 I always tell the truth even when I lie, Axis Online Curated Selection (selected by Helen Jones)/ Did I tell You Last week That I Was A Barbarian, plan 9 Bristol (curated by Tom Johnston) /In Mitten Drinnen (solo show), Star and Dove, Bristol/Starter for Six, Star and Dove
/We Regret To Inform You, Madame Lillies, London/A Birthday Show, Spike Island Project Space(curated by Rhys Coren), Bristol
2007 UTSTALLRUMM, Spike Island, Bristol, (curated by Toby Huddlestone)/ An-froo-ka, Bristol Zoo
2006/7 We Have Net Curtains, Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, Netherlands (selected by John Pym)

2006 Toffee Armistice, Lemon Sky Projects, Miami, Florida, USA (curated by Martin Sexton) Ooh Natural, Madam Lillie’s, London (curated by Emily Clay)/Doggy days, Ale & Porter Gallery, Bradford on Avon/fete/fate, Bristol/Oriel Mostyn Open, Llandudno, Wales (Selected by Saun Kissane, curator of museum of modern art, Ireland and Bethan Huws)

2005 Port Elliot Literary Festival, Cornwall (curated by Martin Sexton)/ Crazy Golf, Plan 9, Bristol/ Jugs, Blaze Gallery, Bristol/ Shazam (solo show) Sir John Cheshire Gallery, Jersey            /Bad Hair Days, Bath Fringe Festival/Spike Island Open Studios, Bristol/ Group Poster Exhibition, LOT Bristol

2004/5 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Curve Gallery, Barbican London

         (selected by Dinos Chapman, Brian Griffiths and Kate Bush)

2004 row (the riposte), Arena Gallery, Liverpool Biennale/ Bloomberg New contemporaries, The Coach Shed, Liverpool Biennale/ Welcome to General Mind, Bristol/row, Avery’s Wine Cellar, Bristol/Ida Branson Memorial Bequest Exhibition 04, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset 

2003 Exhibition’, the Robinson Building, Bristol/ The Great Game, Century Gallery, London


Curatorial projects

2008 Somewhere Here, Billboard Show, Situated around Central Bristol

2007 Martin Kippernburger, (a tribute to burgers) Studio D, Spike Island Bristol

2006 Doggy days, Ale & Porter Gallery, Bradford on Avon

2005 Crazy Golf, Plan 9, Bristol

2005 Bad Hair Days, Bath Fringe Festival

2004 row (the riposte), Arena Gallery, Liverpool Biennale

2002 Those Animals, Gallery 1646, part of the Haagse Rondgans, The Hague, Holland



Publications and Interviews Lufthansa in-flight magazine (2009), Metro-Bristol (2009), You Magazine (Mail on Sunday) (2005), Row catalogue (featuring texts by Claire Doherty and Martin Herbert), New Contemporaries Catalogue (2004), ITV West interview aired April 2004, Ida Branson Catalogue (2003), BBC Radio Bristol interview for arrivals exhibition (1998)


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Anton Goldenstein
born 1975
in Johannesburg (United Kingdom)
lives and works in Bristol
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