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UNIT 2 GALLERY - Current Exhibition

Sorry We're Open.

Charlotte Bracegirdle
Russell Chater
Marina Geccelli
Nathalie Guinamard
Silvia Iorio
Katja Pratschke & Gusztav Hamos
Dylan Shipton
Sophie Vent

Curated by MA Curating the Contemporary students London Metropolitan University / Whitechapel Gallery

Private View:
12 May, 6 – 9pm

12 - 21 May 2010

Special Events: Thursday 20 May, from 6 pm.
Cesare Pietroiusti talk: The Artist and the Given Space.
Sophie Vent performance: Dancing on Kekulé (B-End), with the Damilola Taylor Centre.

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM

London Metropolitan University, 59-63 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7PF
(Aldgate East tube, bus routes 25, 205)

We are pleased to invite you to Sorry, We’re Open, the inaugural exhibition curated by the students on the new MA Curating the Contemporary degree, organised by London Metropolitan University in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery.

Sorry, We’re Open brings together works from London based and international artists, exploring different species of spaces and considering the definition of a clearly defined site. The show’s institutional environment inside the University, Unit 2, has the ambivalent quality of being private-public, close-open, with no archive or memory, and therefore having the possibility to re-define its identity within a specific moment in time, through the spectator’s experience of art.

As Marshall McLuhan argues, the countersituations, created by artists, “provide means of direct attention and enable us to see and understand more clearly.” The distinctive multi-disciplinary works selected for Sorry, We’re Open deconstruct the notion of a clearly defined site through an interrogation process performed by artists and curators, enabling connections, activating the mind to work, like synapses in the brain, like light instantly travelling to an unknown, remote place; attempting to highlight the hidden process at the base of every human relationship with a given space. The prolific openness of experimentation promoted by Sorry, We’re Open continues with the special parallel events, which include a talk and a performance.

Sorry, We’re Open is curated by Will Cooper, Clementina Cosco, Habda Rashid, Francesca Sarno, sybin.

A catalogue designed by Patrick Savile, with texts by the curators, will accompany the show.

Read text and about the artits  sorry-we-re-open.doc

Sorry, We’re Open is supported by:
The Goethe-Institut London, Whitechapel Gallery and London Metropolitan University.

For further information:
W: curatingcontemporary.blogspot.com
E: curatingcontemporary@googlemail.com



Charlotte Bracegirdle, The Artist's Studio, 2010


Dylan Shipton, Counter Structure, 2008


Premdkörper, Katja Pratschke & Gusztáv Hámos, Germany, 2002, 28', 35mm


London Metropolitan University