So, what is an exhibition space? How does it overlap with other discourses? These questions came to form the core of the first Open Work project where the temporality of the space is used against permanency, to achieve a balance between the ephemeral and the eternal. Permanence can also be contrasted with attempts at preservation, clinging onto and maintaining those qualities we wish not to lose. The idea of something existing for a limited time somehow affects its perceived value. This project emerged out of a series of discussions about the ephemeral space (The Albert Space) among Mohammad Namazi, Emily Purser and Robert Hitzeman.

Participating artists are: Catherine Anyango / Katriona Beales / Paula Bourke-Girgis / Panachai Chaijirarat / Brian Chalkley / Nick Dedics / Liz Elton / Steven Fowler / Raquel Garin / David Kelly / Michal Kozlowski / Chao Lu / Francesca Marcaccio / Mohammad Namazi / Teresa Paiva / Cheryl Papasian / Klaus Pinter / Paul Ryan / Alejandro Salcedo / Keivan Sarrafan / Maarten van den Bos / Joshua Y’Barbo /

Project curated by Emily Purser, Robert Hitzeman and Mohammad Namazi
Installation view

Kaatriona Beales

Chao Lu

Chao Lu

Alejandro Salcedo

Alejandro Salcedo

Teresa Paiva

Teresa Paiva

Keivan Sarrafan

Keivan Sarrafan

Panachai Chaijirarat

Panachai Chaijirarat

Brian Chalkley

Brian Chalkley

Francesca Marcaccio

Paul Ryan

Installation view

Joshua Y’Barbo

Installation view

Installation view

SJ Fowler

SJ Fowler

Maarten van den Bos

Nick Dedics

Installation view

Klaus Pinter

Installation view

Installation view

Mohammad Namazi

Michal Kozlowski

Michal Kozlowski

Raquel Garin

Raquel Garin

David Kelly

Liz Elton

Liz Elton

Installation view

Open Work pamphlet, (Responses to Open Work June, 2013)





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