Quantum Police at Cartel and The Old Police Station in London

The Quantum Police
Cartel and The Old Police Station


Private view and performance Friday 25 November, 6-9pm

London’s Cartel Gallery will host the fourth sequel of The Quantum Police, an ongoing investigation by the artist Per Hüttner and curator Anne Klontz. The Quantum Police exist as an international movement but at the same time their presence in society is shrouded in mystery. Perplexing details of their involvement surface in certain conspiracy theories and their activities have been assumed and never confirmed. In many situations the Quantum Police disguise themselves as the local authority, thus making it more difficult to ascertain which side of the law they stand.

For London’s Cartel Gallery, site specific installations will be created by Hüttner to include sound, sculpture, images and texts. The artist creates works that present the audience with segments of collected Quantum Police evidence, whether in the form of a recorded interview or the forgotten paraphernalia of an undercover crime scene found at The Old Police Station. The works never reveal concise answers to the mystery of the Quantum Police; instead they introduce narratives which highlight the diverse perspectives of the movement.

The exhibition series, The Quantum Police utilizes one concrete piece of evidence which suggests where and when the movement began—The Quantum Law Manifesto, written by two American law students Johnny Ross and Willie Hansen in the late 1960s. From this foundation, numerous sources have been contacted for the project, many of whom play an integral role inspiring the events and works displayed during each exhibition chapter. A live performance inspired by the ambiguity which surrounds the Quantum Police will take place during the opening by Günter Wallraff and Günter Wallraff.

Previously, The Quantum Police has been staged in Stockholm, Sweden (DKTUS); Wuhan, China (Manufactura’s Studio) and Brussels, Belgium (Lambert Gallery). During the opening event in London, a catalogue documenting these international events will be available for purchase and is published by Curatorial Mutiny.

The exhibition is open until 14 January 2012

Cartel and The Old Police Station
114 - 116 Amersham Vale
London, SE14 6LG

Tube: New Cross (East London Overground)
Buses: 188, 47, 59

For more information and press images contact the curator on: anneklontz (at) gmail.com

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