artists & participants
The Show Will Be Open When The Show Will Be Closed will be an exhibition of separate, yet interconnected parts, that applies the concept of deterritorialisation to that of exhibition making. A number of international artists have been invited to conceive a work in poster format, each of which will subsequently be placed on the shutters and doors of several London based galleries. Consequently, the show will only be revealed and become visible in the evenings, nights and early mornings when each gallery is normally closed. The common setup of 11am – 6pm will be transposed to 6pm – 11am.
Serving as a central component for the exhibition, the installation at STORE will comprise a map of the exhibition outlining the location of each participating gallery and artist’s work. As an object available to take away, the map will enable visitors to seek out and discover each artist's piece. The various routes available aspire to encourage a collective or individual form of exploration, allowing new ways of seeing and mapping the city driven by a new incentive. The exhibition, spatially unbound, bypasses the four walls of the host gallery and instead is articulated in various participating locations. The Show Will Be Open When The Show Will Be Closed unites these usually disparate galleries, at least on a conceptual level, albeit whilst they are closed.
By not interfering with the operational structure of each gallery, the project intends to work in the opposite time zone to when exhibitions are commonly viewed thereby propagating another outlook in which art can be experienced. In addition to the viewers who deliberately encounter the exhibition aided by prior information of the map, the exhibition will be seen, at least in part, by passers-by who might not have any interest in seeking out an art experience. The works in this show shade almost imperceptibly into the fabric of the city, effecting a small but definite shift in our perceptions of everyday life.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Martí Anson, Ryan Gander, Tue Greenfort, Jens Haaning, Flávia Müller Medeiros, Jonathan Monk, Rivane Neuenschwander, Kirsten Pieroth, SUPERFLEX, Ron Terada, Mungo Thomson, Aaron Young
PARTICIPATING GALLERIES: Cubitt, Dicksmith Gallery, FA Projects, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Hotel, IBID Projects, Lisson, Victoria Miro, STORE, The Reliance, Parade, Peer
The Show Will Be Open When The Show Will Be Closed
Curated by Adam Carr
STORE gallery and various locations, London
artists: Marti Anson, Ryan Gander, Tue Greenfort, Jens Haaning, Flavia Muller Medeiros, Jonathan Monk, Rivane Neuenschwander, Kirsten Pieroth, Superflex , Ron Terada, Mungo Thomson, Aaron Young
galleries: CUBITT Gallery and Studios, London; Dicksmith Gallery, London; fa projects London; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; HOTEL, London, IBID Projects London-Vilnius; Lisson Gallery, London; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; Store Gallery, London; The Reliance, Parade, Peer
07.07.06 - 31.07.06 Store Gallery, London
07.10.06 - 29.10.06 Kadist Art Foundation, Paris