No things to hang, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
Curated by Luisa Tresca
“If the artist carries through his idea and makes it into visible form, then all the steps in the process are of importance. The idea itself, even if not made visual, is as much a work of art as any finished product. All intervening steps –scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed works, models, studies, thoughts, conversations– are of interest.”
(Sol LeWitt, “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art”, 1968)
The No things to hang exhibition series is a self-referential project, reflecting on the nature of art making and its mechanisms, limits and potentials.
Through an accumulation of different contributions from artists and art practitioners, it aims at becoming a cumulative, archival and ideally limitless exhibition that triggers questions about art-making, art-production, art-exhibition, art-circulation, art-collection and archivization.
The project is unfinished, transportable and in movement, and it acknowledges many critical instances of precedent transportable, generative exhibitions, from Marcel Duchamp and Rrose Sélavy’s La Boite-en-Valise, to Yoko Ono’s 1962 exhibition at the Sogetsu Art Center in Tokyo or Obrist’s pivotal ongoing exhibition DO IT.
Featuring: Consuelo Cavaniglia, Rumiko Hagiwara, Sigrid Holmwood, Carl-Oskar Linné, Marius Moldvaer, Vuth Lyno & Sa Sa Art Projects, Morgan Wong