DECALCOMANIA – A curatorial Experiment
24 September – 29 October 2011 The Exchange, Penzance – Monday – Saturday 10am -5pm
Ross Birrell, Adam Burton, Ana Carvalho, Maile Colbert, Lucy Gunning, Dominic Hislop, Matthew Hodson, SeungJung Kim, Darren Norman, Tiago Pereira, Sarah Tripp and Gethin Wyn Jones.
Decalcomania is an exhibition created through a process of invitation and chance, rather than a theme. Choosing people from their professional or social circles, the two curators invited two artists each, who then invited another two artists each. A total of 12 artists, brought together by what the Surrealists called ‘objective chance’, show film, sculpture, audio and installation.
The process of invitation and collaboration is reinforced by a diverse range of public events. Throughout the exhibition’s duration Decalcomania artists will lead events that invite local artists, musicians, collectives and communities to actively participate in collaboratory workshops, talks, performances and film screenings.
Devised by Maria Christoforidou and Laura Smith as an experiment in non-hierarchical curatorial practice and collaboration, Decalcomania presents work that responds to the process of the project. It showcases the common threads that have filtered through the invited group via a lace of connections highlighting the friendships, negotiations and collective nature of exhibition making and artistic practice.
The exhibition marks a full circle. An experimental project that grew out
of Cornwall expanded nationally and internationally returns to form more
connections back in Cornwall.
With generous support from Arts Council England, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Jubilee Wharf.
Private view 23 September, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
The Exchange, Penzance
Monday – Saturday 10am -5pm (to 8th October)
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm (from 11th October)