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Monday, 7 September 2009

Exhibition Layout

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Exhibition Layout (draft 1)

Interestingly enough..


Cu*ra"tion\ (k?-r?"sh?n), n. [Cf. OF. curacion.] Cure; healing.
[Obs.] --Chaucer.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Abstract (80 words max)

Questioning what it means to collect, curate and present a collection, we propose a show based on artistic practices exhibiting and exploring these processes. We foresee a two-part exhibition: an exhibition of artworks arranged through a collaborative curation process, and an art-event series. Pairings and parallels are present throughout the entire exhibition. From curatorial inception, work selection and execution, to the featured events and resulting catalogue, all aspects aim to incorporate dialogue and collaboration as foundations for navigating the Collection.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Image Mapping Notes

Educational Materials

Further information about selected artists (Interviews, Biographies, Articles, Image Details):

Nathaniel Mellors: Issue 88, February 2005, Frieze Magazine
Abigail Lane: Biography, Tate Collection
Roger Hiorns: Art Now, Tate Britain
Joe Tilson: Biography, Tate Collection
Ian Breakwell: The Diary Re-Invented
Pamela Golden: Issue 14, January-February 1994, Frieze Magazine
Tony Cragg: Complete listing of publications with PDF downloads (click Publications link)
Michael Marriott: Design Museum article and interview
Jim Lambie: In the Studio, 11 October 2005, Telegraph
Mike Nelson: The Deliverance and the Patience, Critical Quarterly, Vol. 43 No 4, Winter 2001
Cornelia Parker: Apocalypse Letter, 12 February 2008, The Guardian
Langlands & Bell: Biography, Cass Sculpture Foundation
Susan Hiller: Interviews
Lisa Milroy: Tate Liverpool, Past Exhibitions
Emma Kay: Hammer Museum, Exhibition
Melanie Jackson: Large Image of Scavenger's Loot
Melanie Jackson: Bio and Print information, Matt's Gallery
Keith Tyson: MP3 of the artist talking about his body of work, 28 November 2006
Keith Tyson: BBC interview
Peter Liversidge: Ingleby Gallery, Proposals Exhibition
Peter Liversidge: Interview re: Proposals, 1 August 2007, Kopenhagen Publishing
Gillian Wearing: Biography, Tate Collection
Dan Norton: ABLAB online
Rosalind Nashashibi: Issue 88, February 2005, Frieze Magazine
Rosaline Nashashibi: 'Film Maker Wins Beck's Award', 20 April 2003, Guardian
Paul Winstantley: Detail of some of the images from 'Exhibition'

Sunday, 30 August 2009


Both Pamela Golden and Tony Craig incorporate collecting found objects into their respective works, Civil Engineering and Cross-Section Drawing of Found Object, and Object. Golden uses discarded images in her making what is in effect a three-dimensional collage. Civil Engineering consists of two cups and saucers that feature an old photograph of three unidentifiable men. The photograph is placed within the cup to both metaphorically and literally insinuate that the viewer is intended to 'drink the image.' Within her work, Golden explores the theory that the mind contains 'no visual knowledge before photography.' It is through the collection of these found images that Golden expands the mind's visual knowledge.

Craig employs a documentary approach with regard to Cross-Section Drawing of Found Object, and Object. The object is placed in front of a black and white drawing detailing the inside of the found object. The drawing is geological-like illustration likening the work to archeological documentation.


N-Newsletter and Censored Newspaper by Joe Tilson and Ian Breakwell respectively share several commonalities besides their creation date (1969). The word NEWS is found in each title, communicating to the viewer the significance of the information. Each work employed a method of censorship both in an additive and reductive process. Tilson used collage to compile his N-Newsletter and through the selection of the objects to include there adversely had to be a collection of unselected objects that were disregarded. In this way, Tilson utilised an additive method of censorship ultimately choosing and deciding the message he would communicate to the viewer through N-Newsletter.

Breakwell engaged in a reductive method of censorship in Censored Newspaper. He was influenced by a pornographic novel that had all of the obscene words blacked out. Through their omission, the sensuality of the novel was enhanced via the imagination of the reader. Breakwell selected a random date to black out selected words and images on the front and back pages of a newspaper. Coincidentally the content of the newspaper featured a news 'cover-up' regarding a motor accident.