British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet. Talk
In 2010-11 Lisa Le Feuvre co-curated with Tom Morton the seventh edition of the British Art Show. Every five years, the British Art Show presents a particular take on aspects of contemporary art from the UK. Focusing on work made since 2005, 'British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet' brought together thirty-nine artists and artists' groups, turning way from the 'survey' model in favour of a 'curatorial' model. The exhibition explored the ways in which recent British art conjures myriad histories - both real and imagined - to illuminate our present moment, the constantly shifting point between past and future. In her talk 'British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet. Reflecting on periodic large-scale exhibitions', Le Feuvre describes this curatorial approach, discussing the concerns and objectives with the exhibition. She also addresses a key question: how do such large-scale 'independent' exhibitions relate to a building based curatorial programme?