AboutThis winter, Milton Keynes Gallery will host an exhibition curated by Lost & Found, a group of young artists, designers, writers and musicians who have been working with Milton Keynes Gallery over the past three years, as part of its Big Lottery Funded Young People's Project.
Lost & Found have invited artists Graham Hudson and The Centre of Attention to use the gallery as a site of production rather than simply for the presentation of objects. Visitors will therefore become directly involved in the development and realisation of this evolving exhibition.
In the Cube Gallery, The Centre of Attention (Pierre Coinde and Gary O'Dwyer) will present an installation called Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft [community and society], which refers to a book by German sociologist Ferdinand Tönnies. The installation includes functional, everyday objects occasionally sourced from the Gallery's offices and workshops. It invites visitors to make an artistic judgement or statement by making changes to the work (such as adding, moving, editing or combining elements). In the Middle Gallery, The Centre of Attention will host the Lost & Found curators within a formal office environment where they will organise events and produce printed matter during the course of the exhibition.
Artist Graham Hudson will be in residence in the Long Gallery from 23 November to 1 December. He will construct a new work called 'A considerable extension in time and an insignificant extension
in space' formed around a multi-levelled framework of scaffolding and pallets with TV monitors, record players, strip lighting and other objects from the Gallery's âbehind the scenes'. Hudson will use the gallery like a studio space, so that his working process becomes visible to the public, who will be able to interact with the work.
â¦a studio visit is always more interesting than the same artist's gallery show psychologically we've got to close that gap and so open up new space". - Graham Hudson in interview with curator Vincent Honore.