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Use and Mention

Chilver, John; Afrassiabi, Shahin; Ash, Jesse; Bauer, Diann; Bedwell, Simon A.; Billy, Vanessa; Bolivar, Juan; Burton, Adam; Carneiro da Cunha, Tiago; Coleman and Hogarth, Kim and Jenny; Cumberland, Stuart; Dany, Hans-Christian; Frearson, Annabel; Freee, Freee; Ghazi, Babak; Ghosts Eat Mirrors, Ghosts Eat Mirrors; Glogan, Jeremy; Gottelier, Luke; Gruenfeld, Thomas; Hemsworth, Gerard; Higashionna, Yuichi; Holmes, Emma; Jones, Gareth; Kartscher, Kerstin; Kollectiv, Pil and Galia; Lowe, Brigrid; Macuga, Goshka; Makh, Ellen; Pettitt, Daniel; Reski, Gunter; Rosler, Martha; Schultze, Michael; Sill, Heidi; Simpson, D. J.; Strange, Jack; Stubbs, Michael; Timberlake, John; Verzutti, Erika; Vinitsky, Yonatan and Wright, Carla. 2010. Use and Mention. In: "Use and Mention", Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom, 26 Jan - 26 Feb 2010. [Show/Exhibition]

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Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Chilver, John; Afrassiabi, Shahin; Ash, Jesse; Bauer, Diann; Bedwell, Simon A.; Billy, Vanessa; Bolivar, Juan; Burton, Adam; Carneiro da Cunha, Tiago; Coleman and Hogarth, Kim and Jenny; Cumberland, Stuart; Dany, Hans-Christian; Frearson, Annabel; Freee, Freee; Ghazi, Babak; Ghosts Eat Mirrors, Ghosts Eat Mirrors; Glogan, Jeremy; Gottelier, Luke; Gruenfeld, Thomas; Hemsworth, Gerard; Higashionna, Yuichi; Holmes, Emma; Jones, Gareth; Kartscher, Kerstin; Kollectiv, Pil and Galia; Lowe, Brigrid; Macuga, Goshka; Makh, Ellen; Pettitt, Daniel; Reski, Gunter; Rosler, Martha; Schultze, Michael; Sill, Heidi; Simpson, D. J.; Strange, Jack; Stubbs, Michael; Timberlake, John; Verzutti, Erika; Vinitsky, Yonatan and Wright, Carla
Abstract or Description:

This was an exhibition of artworks by 40 artists. Works included collages, drawings, posters, archival materials in files, paintings on canvas, prints, sculptures, a video projection and a spoken performance.
The focus of the project was collage. But instead of simply presenting a variety of objects and images that could be immediately recognised as collage, the exhibition was designed to invite viewers to question the boundaries of the category. So photomontages were shown alongside archive materials, text works, sound works and video, etc., such that a narrow conception of collage as a single specifiable material process was challenged.

Additional Information:

FIELD OF KNOWLEDGE:

The curatorial stance was intended to work in dialogue with art-theoretical notions of ‘appropriation’ (associated with art of the 1980s) and ‘postproduction’ (associated with the 2000s and the influential book of that title by critic and curator Nicolas Bourriaud); the exhibition questioned the neat separations between these genres and their associated historical moments, and indicated deeper continuities between, e.g., high modernist photomontage and appropriation in terms of problematics of consumption/production, passivity/creativity, violation/recreation.

METHODOLOGY:

The selection of the artists followed a period of researching artworks, visiting galleries, sifting through gallery archives, as well as visiting studios and meeting artists. The presentation of the works in the gallery space was intended to be excessive, full of juxtapositions and detail that invited close scrutiny by the viewer.

DISSEMINATION:

The exhibition was at Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London, 26th Jan-26th Feb 2010. There was a public workshop discussion event in the gallery on Saturday 18th February 2010 with contributions from Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Maria Fusco, Shahin Afrassiabi and others.

Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Date: 26 January 2010
Event Location: Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Item ID: 7121
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 15:40
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2016 16:22
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/7121

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