Spanning the entire building, this survey show focuses on the artist’s film and video work of the past two decades and highlights his work’s palimpsest tendencies – reconstituting and versioning material across multiple formats, then dispersing it through multiple channels.
‘There’s a question to which no artwork has an answer, to which every artwork is susceptible, which is, so what? There is no answer. You ask it of yourself, as an artist, and there’s only silence. It’s not a nihilistic question, or pointless skepticism, because the silence produced is actually useful. This silence records an echo: the artist has made a noise and prepared some kind of recording device to capture the echo that comes back. Your utterance now has a shadow that cannot be cast off. This shadow is the work.’
– Seth Price, Redistribution (2007–ongoing)
The exhibition is co-curated by the Institute’s Director Stefan Kalmár, Chief Curator Richard Birkett, and Head of Design Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, and as Kalmár’s inaugural exhibition as Director, it flags the Institute’s renewed commitment to addressing the complexity of the contemporary condition, and the critical role of the arts in its mediation. Please see the full press release attached.