press release

Display is an elementary social gesture: something is shown to someone and to the world. Display Show proposes we consider display as intrinsic to artistic production and interpretation, as the process of taking shape that redefines notions of work, artwork and exhibition.

Display Show follows a path that leads from doing-something-to-show-things (the technical term for which, in twentieth-century art discourse, has come to be described as the verb "to display"), to the idea that those actions not only change the way we see things, but also transform the nature of what is displayed, of who is looking, and of their environment.

Display Show at Stroom Den Haag is an enquiry into forms of display and presents existing and new works by international artists including Céline Condorelli, Charlotte Cullinan & Jeanine Richards, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Flore Nové-Josserand, Goshka Macuga, Rita McBride, Eilis McDonald, Nathalie du Pasquier, Amalia Pica, Yelena Popova, Haim Steinbach, Gavin Wade, Nicole Wermers and Christopher Williams.

The exhibition is also articulated in relationship to, and "after" radical display practices from the twentieth century, such as Franco Albini, Lina Bo Bardi, Eileen Gray, Herbert Bayer, Adolf Krischanitz, Frederick Kiesler, El Lissitzky and Carlo Scarpa; these approaches will be presented through methods of reconstruction, re-enactment, modelling, mirroring, copying and upcycling.

After presentations in Temple Bar Gallery (Dublin) and Eastside Projects (Birmingham) the third edition of Display Show takes place in The Hague. At Stroom Den Haag the Display Show integrates the work of Lina Bo Bardi, and will gradually transform through a public program of events in an exhibition on her work, entitled Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi (April 6–July 3, 2016).

Display Show at Stroom introduces Céline Condorelli as one of the cooperating artists for the ongoing program Attempts to Read the World (Differently), a program in which Stroom, in a searching, intuitive way, makes an effort to develop tools and appoint ways in which we can read the tipping period the world is in.

Display Show is made possible in part by the Mondriaan Fund and the City of The Hague. The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Eastside Projects and curated by Céline Condorelli, James Langdon and Gavin Wade.