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"On Trust: Gallery, Curator and Artist"
2007-05-12 until 2007-05-27
UK United Kingdom
Campbell Works is pleased to present ON TRUST, a project curated by
Claire Nichols in collaboration with Campbell Works directors, Neil
Taylor and Harriet Murray. Five international artists have been commissioned by Nichols, Taylor and Murray to define an idea for a piece of work to exist within the gallery space, on the premise that authorship of these ideas be handed
over to the commissioners who then create the work. The commissioned artists are: Robert Attanasio, Miriam Craik-Horan, Filipe Cravo, Levin Haegele and Laura Wilson.
Of these ideas provided by the artists, some are very specific and
others more open. The commissioners formed interpretations and
responses to these ideas, examining the politics of their gained
authorship in the creation of the work.
ON TRUST blurs traditional boundaries between gallery, curator and
artist. Modernist relics of 'authorship' and 'the idea' are reassessed
within the context of the contemporary gallery space. The loss of
artistic control inherent in this project serves to echo the way in
which art is handed over to its audience when it is exhibited and how
its perceived 'success' is dictated by public and critical opinion.
'The artist has done their job by bringing an idea/image/object into
existence…We must let go of the idea of control…How the work is used
or abused will not affect its ability to, in one form or another,
radiate and survive...' - Robert Attanasio
An open floor discussion with Richard Wentworth on Friday 18th May,
7.00 – 9.00pm
will address these ideas, and an accompanying publication will be
available with contributions from Michael Archer, Brian Catling, Henry
Lydiate and Sophie Leris.
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