Fine Art MA show at S1 Basement, Trafalgar Street, Sheffield.
Friday 7th Private View
8th - 15th June Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm
Exposed Magazine: http://www.exposedmagazine.co.uk/culture/culture-cat/2013/06/09/Where_is...
AN Magazine: http://www.a-n.co.uk/interface/reviews/single/3464832
In museums and other cultural institutions the finished art object is
seen as the work. In the gallery, the text next to the object shown
explains both process and concept; but all the viewer ‘sees’ is the
We ask what happens to the rest.
The object and its production cannot be separated or
distinguished from each other. The exhibition is a single
moment, frozen in time. Process, labour, research, failures,
sleepless nights, and defining moments of clarity are left
unseen. Are these stages no longer important? We
cannot ‘see’ a thought, but that does not make it invisible.
The work is considered finished because it is framed,
installed, exhibited. It is easy to consider this the end, but
if there is an end, there must also be a beginning. Drives
continue. The personal struggle goes on. The work
exhibited is no more than a lucid interlude in its life of
production. As this process existed before, it goes on to
The artistic culmination of our constant internal negotiation is what
is shown to the viewer. This does not mean that these negotiations
now cease. They are part of the artist. They are the work.
Where is the Work? asks the viewer to consider a space in which
process holds as much value as any traditional idea of the
Everything is the work.