RUNG VIEWERS…

As a team of disparate artistic labourers, what does our labour look like? How can you contribute to it as a disparate viewer? How can we reimagine ‘collaboration’ and ‘criticality’ as contemporary cultural practitioners and as viewers? How can we make visible the conditions of contemporary art making?

These are the key curatorial intentions, social realities and artistic processes we aim to engage with and make visible. We invite you to continue the conversation.

‘Artists Labour’ Shared google Doc

The above Google document has been used as a site of informal documentation and connection between individuals- for this to continue, we ask you the viewer to contribute and respond in whatever form you like.

Project Notes:

What intuitional approaches are in place that help make sense of artworks?

Organising structures

Public, formal and social? What are the boundaries there?

Who has the power to make artworks visible and the labour behind them visible?

High art space and high art press

Standardization

Human capital- self driven, self-discipline, autonomous, initiative

A place for people to engage differently

Shift from the model of work-education-presentation to activity-information-debate

Exchanges that produce content

Traditional spaces into experimental models

Space and form

Personifying objects as the representations of their makers

Art works as experienced by a certain gauge or lens

White space and how it is controlled

Interrogation of the art historians voice

A more performative engagement less remote from the material they are looking at.

The body of writing, of white space, of the image create virtual encounters for the reader/ viewer

Not just information about an artwork but also the decisions, distractions and detours

Collective rather than individual

Critical production and critical reception

Regulation and representation

Swapping aesthetic and critical

Mass communication outside of the gallery space

Tracking relationships, conversations, dialogues and collaborations

Producing, understanding and historicising

Stating rather than creating experience