coalesce is an on-going exhibitionary project, a mutating environment of overlapping painting, video, and text work in migration, and held at key locations. Works 'coalesce' and co-habit with one other, overlapping and interweaving in the gallery space to create one coalescent whole, yet always as a re-appearance, out of view of the embedded history of its serial mutations.
‘Coalesce’ is a result and a product of a long period of the demistification of art’s mediation processes. Whilst it denounces the position of the curator as a master planner, it is intended as a reflection upon how the refiguration of curatorial praxis can be made apparent within the final exhibition-form. Since 2003 it has marked a shift in my own curatorial practice towards a more collective curatorial methodology, achieved by working directly with artists on every aspect of the exhibition’s production….
Some invitees are called upon to activate the exhibition site by considering it as a possible pedagogical-tool within an on-going collaborative process. This also results in staging of discoursive events that respond critically to the concept, structure and form of the exhibition. Unending exhibition with artists being added for each new outing. For each exhibition the artist work(s) literally merginginto each other, resulting in an overall group exhibition from rather than accumulation of discrenible, autonomous, individual artworks.
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