An exhibition of activity not defined by its outcome
16/03/2012 – 13/04/2012
Title to be decided* does not seek to prove, define or theorise. It simply wishes to present artists work, affording the audience the time and space to make sense of it for themselves. Nothing within the exhibition space will remain static, works will be created, transformed and destroyed.
Title to be decided* looks at recent and historical artwork and activity that is not defined by its outcome. It presents documentation of works from contemporary art history in an environment away from the establishment they have since been enrolled (which perhaps contravene the spirit within which these works were created). Re-exhibiting historic works through their documentation provides a form for these works to exist beyond their ephemeral beginnings, as well as providing an interesting juxtaposition between the initial action of a work and the narrative or physical form it occupies thereafter.
Title to be decided* brings together a present generation of artists alongside historical works to trace the legacy and effect of pivotal practitioners. It provides a temporary plateau for new works to share space with historical work in an attempt to thoroughly investigate ongoing conversations and problems through an accumulation of action, work and material.
Title to be decided* refers to other exhibitions (see footnote)
Title to be decided* is supported by The Henry Moore Foundation
* United Enemies Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 2011. Curator Jon Wood / Open Systems: Rethinking Art c.1970 Tate Modern, London, 2005. Curator: Donna De Salvo / Live in your head: Concept and Experiment in Britain 1965-75 Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2000. Curators: Andrea Tarsia and Clive Phillpot / Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1998. Curator: Paul Schimmel / 1965-1975: Reconsidering the Object of Art Museum of Contemprary Art, Los Angeles, 1998. Curators: Ann Goldstein and Anne Rorimer /The New Art Hayward Gallery, London, 1972 Curator: Anne Seymour / The condition of sculpture Hayward Gallery, London, 1975. Curator: William Tucker / Live in Your Head When Attitudes Become Form (Works – Concepts – Processes – Situations – Information) Kunsthalle Bern and The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1969. Curator: Harald Szeeman / Op Loose Schroeven Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Curator Wim Beeren and Edy de Wilde.