Image:Thomas Hillier Model of Mel and Judith
Not for Sale explores a simple curatorial concept: a desire to bring together works from across a broad range of often-segregated disciplines – from painting to graphic design to science to poetry – and exhibit them simultaneously.
The works are united, however, in that they have all been selected for the show by SALON’s director, Crystal Bennes: “This is by far the most personal exhibition I’ve curated. Given that I work across a variety of different disciplines, I often find myself stuck in a journalist box or a curator box, but I love science and philosophy and architecture as well. This show isn’t offering up a display of works that have been forced to fit within a rigid thematic framework: it’s simply work that I love across a variety of different disciplines made by people I find equally fascinating.”
In a further attempt to bring different disciplines together, Not for Sale will eschew the traditional private view in favour of a series of invitation-only dinners where artists, scientists, academics, journalists and curators will be fed by the inventive food design group Blanch and Shock.
Bennes again: “Effectively, Not for Sale is an attempt to put into practice a lot of ideas I’ve had of late – about art as a non-commercial practice, as an arena to cross disciplines and to share ideas. It’s definitely an experiment, a work in progress. None of the works are for sale; there won’t be a private view. Private views are about generating publicity or selling works. This show is about ideas, but not about ideas from the top down; rather, I want the ideas to come from the people who attend the dinners and the people who see the work.”
produced by SALON (LONDON) Through to 3rd April 2011
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