Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Victor & Hester Journal 27 / 'One of each of everything' by Francesco Pedraglio



Victor & Hester / Journal 27 / 'One of each of everything' by Francesco Pedraglio / with contingent shelving from Direct Criteria

The Journal is a series of 7 posters that will be presented with a performance on Sunday 29 April 6-8pmPerformance at 7pm.
The Old Hairdressers, 27 Renfield Lane, Glasgow

An online version of the Journal will be sent via email to all that wish to receive it digitally.
The first page (above) will be followed by the other 6 that will be sent between Monday 30 April and Saturday 5 May as jpegs recto/verso
Please write us if interested

Francesco Pedraglio is an artist and writer based in London. He is co-founder of FormContent and runs the journal The Mock and other superstitions.

Direct Criteria are Fiona Connor, Scott Barry and Neil Doshi, a performance group currently based in L.A.

Victor & Hester will be launching two more journals over the next two Sundays -29  April to 6 May.Sunday 6 May / Basement Flat 42 Carlton Place / Journal 28 / T.O.U.C.H Emma Fitts and Hirofumi Suda / with an intervention from Direct Criteria

All with support from the Glasgow Visual Artists Award Scheme

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Parts and Labour - 1 - 26 May 2012 - Camberwell space

Parts & Labour’ is an experiment devised by John Chilver and Brighid Lowe to reflect on the material conditions of art production. The emphasis, as the title says, is on labour. Bearing in mind recent debates that have rightly underlined that both art and capital today value immaterial labour above getting hands dirty, this project examines relations to material labour that artworks remain dependent on, although these are typically concealed and devalued.

It will feature works authored by:
Leah Capaldi, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Charlie Jeffery, Gareth Jones, Francesco Pedraglio, Adrian Piper, Martina Schmuecker, Florian Slotawa, Sarah Staton and Richard Wentworth.

These artists were invited to provide instructions for works to be produced (in whatever sense they decide) in not more than 2 wo/man-hours by hired hands.
The artists are paid one hour at the UK minimum wage; the hired hands are paid 2 hours. Each work is thereby defined as the product of 3 hours’ labour paid at minimum wage: an hour for conception and 2 hours for execution.
The artists are provided with a common list of materials – defined by the curators – for which they determine operations or actions to be done. All the works are therefore produced within uniform constraints of materials and time.
Because this is a curatorial experiment and since none of the work exists at the time of writing, it’s impossible to anticipate how it will look, sound or feel.