Renton, Andrew; Corrales, Marcos; Jubelin, Narelle and Ferreira, Angela
Parasol Unit, London
Abstract or Description:
Front of House is the most expanded manifestation of the dialogue between the artists Angela Ferreira and Narelle Jubelin and their intersecting conversations with the architect Marcos Corrales and writer and curator Andrew Renton. The four participants have worked with each other in varying combinations for over fifteen years – building a complex conversation, a shared critical discourse, a richly layered series of historical and cultural references – Front of House is the first meeting place where they have been able to express their ideas collectively.
At the heart of the exhibition is a conscious desire to foreground an uncommon process of collective exhibition-making that leads to a continuous reconfiguring of projects in their spatial relationship and resolution in the gallery. The exhibition’s dialogic mode takes its cue from independent yet related practices, with every new work finding a connection to previous projects. There is never a singular work that comes out of nowhere.
In conjunction with Front of House, there is a screening of a documentary film by Manthia Diawara. Focusing on the journeys made by Jean Prouvé’s Maison Tropicale, Diawara’s film observes Ferreira as she revisits the sites where this modernist icon was previously installed.
Renton, Andrew (Curator of an exhibition); Corrales, Marcos (Architect); Jubelin, Narelle (Artist) and Ferreira, Angela (Artist)