Céline Condorelli, Charlotte Cullinan & Jeanine Richards, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Flore Nové-Josserand, James Langdon, Leeds Weirdo Club, Goshka Macuga, Rita McBride, Eilis McDonald, Peter Nencini, Nathalie du Pasquier, Amalia Pica, Yelena Popova, Haim Steinbach, Gavin Wade, Nicole Wermers, Christopher Williams.
(After: Franco Albini, Herbert Bayer, Lina Bo Bardi, Eileen Gray, Frederick Kiesler, Adolf Krischanitz, El Lissitzky, Carlo Scarpa.)
Curated by Céline Condorelli, James Langdon, and Gavin Wade.
Art is not exhibited, art exhibits. Display Show proposes we consider display as intrinsic to artistic production and interpretation, as the process of taking shape that redefines notions of art as exhibition.
Can any object be separated from how it is shown, repaired, treated, classified, owned and valued? Display Show follows a path that leads from doing-something-to-show-things (the technical term for which, in twentieth century art discourse, has come to be described as the verb ‘to display’), to the idea that those actions not only change the nature of what is displayed, but also transform both us and our environment.
Display Show is an exhibition process that is unfolding through an enquiry into forms of display, including radical practices from the twentieth century by artists, designers and architects including Franco Albini, Lina Bo Bardi, Frederick Kiesler, El Lissitzky, and Carlo Scarpa. These approaches are considered through form and function, as historical case studies that offer specific display conditions. Evolving in time over a number of sites, Display Show exhibits the context specific nature of display emphasizing how it is always subject to change.
In its first iteration at Dublin’s Temple Bar Gallery Display Show proposed permanent alterations to the physical fabric of the gallery, starting from propositions made after historical displays by Herbert Bayer, Eileen Gray, Frederick Kiesler and Adolf Krischanitz.
Its second iteration at Eastside Projects presents these sources further, through methods of reconstruction, re-enactment, copying, mirroring, imaging, modeling, reverse-engineering, upcycling, redeploying, monstering and design fiction. These actions are encountered both through the ongoing material archive of the space and through a selection of new and recent artworks which produce new forms of display.
The third iteration of the project took place at Stroom Den Haag, Netherlands.