Lying on rocks, sitting in windows, standing on chairs

20 May 2011 – 28 May 2011

Cost of entry

Free admission

Royal College of Art

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus 9,10,52
  • South Kensington/High Street Kensington

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Lying on rocks, sitting in windows, standing on chairs presents the work of nine artists across three spaces in the Royal College of Art: the Hockney Gallery, the Lecture Theatre and the RCA Library. The exhibition is curated by first year MA Curating Contemporary Art students and features work by: Julien Bismuth, Ruth Buchanan, Lucy Clout, Guy de Cointet, Aurélien Froment, Tamara Henderson, Shahryar Nashat, Javier Peà ±afiel and Andy Wake The exhibition invites viewers to follow a chain of translations and correspondences across and between the three spaces and to consider the specific modes of display associated with them. All three modes of display carry particular historical references and ideological connotations; they further offer different spatial and temporal formats which generate possible scenarios for encounter between artwork and audience. The works presented act within and against the exhibition formats in question. The three clauses of the title, taken from a work by Ruth Buchanan, can be read as performative scenarios which echo the three exhibition spaces, and hint, by allusion, to the potential for a shift in their meanings or conventional use. Open to public: 20 - 21 May & 26 - 28 May, 1pm - 8pm


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