Curated by ACRE
Opening Reception: June 23rd, 5-8 pm
Based on Karl Kraus’s
notion of allowing an idea, place, material, object enough wiggle room to
change--encouraging an active détournement--
we allow others to experience the detourned phenomenon in a new way. If allowed running room, a sculpture can become
a prop for performance, a film can be transformed by its very viewing, an
artwork can become its audience and vice versa. Running
Room at A+D Gallery will be a physical space for social interaction and a
conceptual space for redefining the purpose of the “exhibition.” Through Running
Room, by way of four curated events and the construction of a large (and
changeable) amphitheater, the exhibition space will be turned into an
arena. Documentation of these events
will then be brought back to the gallery, through photographs, video, and
ephemera, physically activating the arena.
Contributing artists include Adam Farcus, Alexander Stewart, Erik Peterson, and Madeleine Bailey.