Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith
Room 1: Debate and Room 2: Exhibition. The project will interrogate the intellectual and physical line, the threshold, the divide, the wall between two sets of opposing ideas and conditions. With an international group of theorists, artists and curators.
Curated by Damien Duffy & Static Gallery
The participants are:
GEORGE YÚDICE / STEPHEN WRIGHT / AISLINN O'DONNELL / MARY CONLON / JOHN BYRNE / CAOIMHIN MAC GIOLLA LÉITH / ANNA DEZEUZE / EYAL WEIZMAN / MARK O'KELLY / FREDERIC PRADEAU / SEAMUS NOLAN / PADRAIG TIMONEY /KATHERINE WAUGH / FRANCESCO MANACORDA/ PAUL SULLIVAN
The Gallery will have a PARTITION built to create Room 1: Debate and Room 2: Exhibition.
The Partition will interrogate the intellectual and physical line, the threshold, the divide,
the wall between two sets of opposing ideas and conditions.
The question is what – if anything – should be located in Room 2?
The question itself allows us to consider not only the relevance of the art object and the
gallery in contemporary art production and presentation, but also the industry that supports
and governs their respective existences. The propositions and arguments developed by the
participants over the two-day meeting will either render Room 2 obsolete/empty (yet potentially even more charged due to its continued emptiness, especially in a white cube environment and the expectancy to show an exhibition to a public) or it will be the site of an
exhibition. The project also speculates on the role of the architect in the design of the
future gallery. As many exhibitions, biennale’s and art events take place outside of the
‘designed’ gallery space in locations such as redundant and/or refurbished industrial or
commercial/civic spaces or even decommissioned airports, and as the proliferation of artists
working in non-object based practice continues, architects and new gallery commissioners are
left with somewhat of a design problem, that is, what exactly are they designing the new
All the discussions of PARTITION will be audio recorded and the deliberations will be transcribed live. These thoughts, insights and observations will form the content for two PARTITION publications. PARTITION 1 will be released on Friday 19 July 2013, two days after the
initial meeting. Two stenographers will be employed to transcribe the event live. PARTITION 2
will be released in October 2013 and will included a wider review of the entire project
including a series of external reviews.
Void is an artist-led contemporary art space. Void houses two gallery spaces, six studios and education area and a conference room. Void usually has 8 exhibitions per year showing work of established international and Irish artists.
A Void Gallery sites commission as part of Derry City of Culture 2013
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MEETING 16/17 JULY 2013 INSTALLATION 18 JULY – 31 AUGUST 2013
STATIC GALLERY / VOID - DERRY LONDONDERRY 2013 GALLERY
1, CITY FACTORY GALLERY (ABOVE VOID GALLERY/DERRY)
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday 1-5PM