Two simultaneous projects with interventions by Noah Angell, Brandon La Belle, Stefan Brüggemann, Ruth Buchanan, David Raymond Conroy, Patrick Coyle, Kelly Large, Ghislaine Leung, Claire Nichols and David Garner, Sally O’Reilly, and Mark Selby and works by Fionna Banner, Karla Black, Cyprien Gaillard, Dora Garcia, Marine Hugonnier, Lothar Hempel, Donald Moffett, Roman Ondak, Cindy Sherman, Rosemarie Trockel.
A new program of events at the David Roberts Art Foundation, the series of ongoing figures explores how knowledge can be co-produced and shared through innovative formats of talks, conferences, research projects or book presentations.
Fig.2: Studies of a Collection is a short self-reflective project, featuring a number of artworks from the David Roberts Collection together with the archives attached to them. Displaying works that have been lent to other spaces the collection will be opened up in a manner that offers both transparency and receptiveness by revealing the movements of the selected works to manifest how the collection has been used. Guests have been invited to activate and freely interpret artworks and archival material for their own accord, through different methodological approaches. Invited guests: David Raymond Conroy, Ruth Buchanan, Ghislaine Leung, Sally O’Reilly. This project is curated by Sandra Pusterhofer, Assistant Curator, DRAF and Vincent Honoré, Director and Curator, DRAF.
Fig. 3: I don’t know what to say will introduce a series of artistic interventions that engage with the phatic in a gallery space. The phatic function, as a concept, designates speech actions that are not intended to transmit information but carry a social goal: such as greeting rituals or chitchat. Intervening and questioning the meaning of these seemingly insignificant utterances, the invited artists insert communicative gestures to produce new meanings. Taking as its setting the display of Fig.2, the project will reconsider the private view, casual conversations, the press release, and other aspects of social etiquette, in an attempt to create awareness of art’s physical and social environments. Invited artists: Noah Angell, Brandon La Belle, Stefan Brüggemann, Patrick Coyle, Kelly Large, Claire Nichols and David Garner, Mark Selby. This project is curated by Stefanie Hirsch and Anca Rujoiu.
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