On 3rd September 2015, Howard Griffin Gallery London will present a groundbreaking exhibition and event by Mexican artist Pablo Delgado. The artist will create a large scale immersive conceptual installation in which a fictional gallery will be constructed within the walls of Howard Griffin Gallery. Viewers will be presented with a highly experimental, theatrical space in which the making of an exhibition becomes the exhibition itself.
Opens Tomorrow Morning presents viewers with a constructed fiction in the form of a gallery within a gallery. Within the Inside Gallery, a fictional exhibition, simulacrum, plays host to a fictional group of artists. As they move through a series of enclosed spaces, the viewer is invited to discover an exhibition that 'opens tomorrow morning', as if they have stumbled in the night before the installation is complete. Visitors must negotiate the space in darkness as the exhibition builds around them. Delgado will enact a hidden performance every night in which he embodies each of his fictional characters as they paint the works on the walls.
Opens Tomorrow Morning seeks to interrogate the role of the gallery as a limiting context in a form of institutional critique. Limitations will be imposed on both the artist and the viewer in the production and experience of the work. Within the gallery context, the artist as a 'character' is constructed and contained. Delgado's performance focuses on this process as day by day the installation bears the trace of a perpetually absent artist.
Employing a wide range of techniques and media, including video, sound, performance and painting, Delgado will create a happening; a unique event; an open ended fiction that unfolds through time. The hidden performance will run from 3 – 24 September nightly, with the official 'opening' at the end of the exhibition.