RMM: You'll be the only artist who's never been to the gallery before the show. How do you imagine it? By the way, it's funny that you've never been with the show you proposed because Associates is tiny and has no windows for air and it's going to be August and you're blacking the gallery outâ¦ so I have to sit in a dark, dingy sweat-pit for a monthâ¦
AJ: Ouch. Well thenâ¦ now I can picture the gallery much better, what with all the sweat and odours. Perfect for summer naps. The last time I was in London was in '88. I stayed for a day or two and I recall not much more than the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. According to the main picture on the Associates website, the gallery looks like something similar: guards, horses, and a palace for napping.
RMM: Why do you want to do a show here?
AJ: I have never shown my work in the UK before. I am looking forward to seeing it in that context. I am drawn to the different aspects of translation and to its ultimate failureâ¦
(From an interview between Adrià Julià , Ryan Gander & Rebecca May Marston)