CURATORS' SERIES #2. SCULPTURE OF THE SPACE AGE
With Gintaras Didziapetris, Ryan Gander, Mario Garcia Torres and Rosalind Nashashibi. Curated by Raimundas Malasauskas
The David Roberts Art Foundation is delighted to invite its second guest curator, part of our Curators' Series: Raimundas Malasauskas. The Curators' Series aims to support international curators with unique and experimental vision by commissioning projects for the David Roberts Art Foundation.
Raimundas Malasauskas presents the group exhibition Sculpture of The Space Age, which he has developed over the last 12 months. The title refers to a purely fictional exhibition mentioned in J. G. Ballard's short story The Object of the Attack (1984) which was supposedly held at the Serpentine gallery in the late 70's. This exhibition never happened, it is not even described in the text but exists solely as a title.
Malasauskas started a discussion with some artists about this potential exhibition and describes his process as « Re-visiting the exhibition that only took place in a novel: an interdisciplinary experiment of space-time traveling. » Four artists had been invited to be part of the project. Gintaras Didziapetris, Ryan Gander, Mario Garcia Torres and Rosalind Nashashibi will work collectively with the invited curator and the David Roberts Art Foundation to make a fiction real. The exhibition will examine aspects of art production and transmission, porosities in between fiction and reality as well as positions of the art works in time and space.
Malasauskas writes "Sculpture of The Space Age became an anachronism that keeps living on its own ambivalence as something that could have happened, then almost happened again. It openly contains its own possibility and impossibility, as this new diversion suggests: Mario Garcia Torres with Ryan Gander and Gintaras Didziapetris with Rosalind Nashashibi bring Sculpture of The Space Age to where it could have been and where it has never been yet: the year 2009. The show looks as if it was installed in the 70s, but will open its door only tomorrow."
Sculpture of The Space Age is curated by Raimundas Malasauskas for the David Roberts Art Foundation, assisted by Sandra Pusterhofer, Assistant Curator.
Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council England.
www.artscouncil.org.uk. The Foundation would also like to thank the Mexican Embassy to the United Kingdom and the Lithuanian Embassy in the UK for their support and assistance. The David Roberts Art Foundation is proudly supported by the Edinburgh House Estates group of companies.