18.3.20

The few and far between - open from Saturday 21 March

The few and far between

Preview: Saturday 21 March, 12-4pm
Open Hours: Friday – Sunday 11am  - 5pm, 21 – 29 March


An exhibition by Jan Cleveringa, Elizabeth Day, Elizabeth Mifsud, Marlene Sarroff, Bm Seeto, Anke Stäcker and Elke Wohlfahrt

“It’s not that fast horses are rare
but (those) who know enough to spot them
are few and far between”  Han Yü

This exhibition is a facilitated project that takes place with a short lead-up time for participation; it is a project that is not curated by theme or curatorial recipe. The project provides artists with a space to show work that is free from curated direction, encourages artists to experiment with practice and evolves discourse in artist-run spaces.

Articulate wishes to advise that due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and the Federal Government’s announcement of stage 2 closures of galleries and museums, the current exhibitions at Articulate has been cancelled for the last weekend of Friday to Sunday, 27-29 March


Elizabeth Day


Anke Stäcker

Marlene Sarroff

Barbara Halnan


Bm Seeto, 'Untitled (reconfigure : in process) 2020

15.3.20

Mediated Displacement: Meander: Barbara Halnan (no opening event Friday due to Covid-19)


Mediated Displacement: Shifting curatorial rhetoric and meaning


A Backroom Project facilitated by William Seeto


Barbara Halnan
Preview: Saturday & Sunday, 21 & 22 and 28 & 29 March 2020, 12-4pm
Open Hours: 11am–5pm, Friday–Sunday, 21-29 March 2020

Meander

Water finding a path through a flat terrain – a starting point? Or is it purely about a line, Klee’s dot taking a walk, the line diverging from the horizontal, then returning to find a new level. A second line joins the first, following the same rules of engagement, but without mirroring the first line.
 The two lines together create a third irregular linear form which meanders around the space.
Form is important: the formalism of the work; abstraction taking a concept beyond representation and also, perhaps more importantly, beyond symbolism – the form is itself with outside reference reduced to a minimum. But what is being aimed at is not “minimalism” as such. A reductive process is certainly used, but not reduction as a concept - its more a refining of an idea – formalising rather than reducing.
So the initial concept is about lines that behave according to a set of parameters that control direction and deviations. There are elements of the random, but always a kind of balance is maintained in the pathway. The aim is for a feeling of continuity: a feeling that it could go on forever – or within this specific space – circularity. The paradox is that in the end the installation could be interpreted as a “representation” of the initial concept.
Barbara Halnan.


Over the past decade, in the absence of private and institutional curated support, the curator’s role shifted from gatekeeper and go-between for the fashionable and popular to mediating and interacting directly with artists without ties to the interests and objectives of private and public institutions.
‘Mediated Displacement’ is an artist-funded project in the backroom of Articulate Project Space, an artist-run not-for-profit. It is the first in a series of mediated displacement projects outside mainstream curation facilitated by William Seeto beginning with multifaceted artists Adrian Hall and Barbara Halnan.
‘Mediated Displacement’ engages with the architectural site free from the constraint of curatorial direction; it relies on artwork brought together by the limits of the space and the artists’ own ability and experience in creative structure. The ‘Backroom Project’ features work by artists for artists that are not made to fit a curatorial recipe. It allows artists to experiment with practice and artist-run spaces to evolve and shape discourse. William Seeto

William Seeto is an exhibition facilitator and installation artist with a practice of more than three decades. He is experienced in mediating exhibitions and creating perceptual installations that examine visual perception and the different way artworks heighten or displace experience and referential codes.


Articulate project space backroom
497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt NSW 2040 Australia
http://articulate497.blogspot.com/

10.3.20

Mediated Displacement: Shifting curatorial rhetoric and meaning

Adrian Hall 

untitled (the Field)

Open Hours: 11am–5pm, Friday–Sunday, 7-15 March 2020

A Backroom Project facilitated by William Seeto























Thanks to Christian at Darkstar Digital, Alexandria Sydney. darkstardigital.com.au 

3.3.20

Opening Friday 6 March, 6-8pm, Mediated Displacement: Shifting curatorial rhetoric and meaning

A Backroom Project facilitated by William Seeto



Adrian Hall 
Opening Night Friday 6 March, 6-8pm
Preview: Saturday & Sunday, 7 & 8 and 14 & 15 March 2020, 12-4pm
Open Hours: 11am–5pm, Friday–Sunday, 7-15 March 2020

Thanks to Christian at Darkstar Digital, Alexandria Sydney. darkstardigital.com.au 

untitled (the Field)
An installed image in the Backroom at Articulate,
with two concomitant anonymous texts . . .

All attempts at making art have a context of creation, and necessarily are indicative of concerns-of-that-time in attempts to create. All attempts to deliver a shudder or otherwise from the present, toward an enormity of time, can only tremble lightly - against the truths which become more evident and terrible every actual day.  Progress in anything, anywhere, is a moot point at this time, even within the multiple worlds designated, or colonised as a.r.t.. Nevertheless, we who have chosen - must continue to make whatever noises we can however we can, and for those noises to gather and reveal significance over time, poetic allusion has to prevail. Whether made evident or not, a realisation of history will direct or encourage the speculation or questioning, resulting from evaluation of the experience of being in that designated space. Sensing and realising the elements of content, ensures provocation over time, which must unravel within the consciousness of the spectator/participant. Sensing the disquiet of gaps of logic, sensing scale or space in that experience; can lead over time to realisations within that person, of congruity, awareness of similarity, dissonance, or social sympathy. Even rebellion. For what more can we hope? 
Adrian Hall. February 2020.
https://www.adrianhall.space/


Over the past decade, in the absence of private and institutional curated support, the curator’s role shifted from gatekeeper and go-between for the fashionable and popular to mediating and interacting directly with artists without ties to the interests and objectives of private and public institutions.
‘Mediated Displacement’ is an artist-funded project in the backroom of Articulate Project Space, an artist-run not-for-profit. It is the first in a series of mediated displacement projects outside mainstream curation facilitated by William Seeto beginning with multifaceted artists Adrian Hall and Barbara Halnan.
‘Mediated Displacement’ engages with the architectural site free from the constraint of curatorial direction; it relies on artwork brought together by the limits of the space and the artists’ own ability and experience in creative structure. The ‘Backroom Project’ features work by artists for artists that are not made to fit a curatorial recipe. It allows artists to experiment with practice and artist-run spaces to evolve and shape discourse. William Seeto

William Seeto is an exhibition facilitator and installation artist with a practice of more than three decades. He is experienced in mediating exhibitions and creating perceptual installations that examine visual perception and the different way artworks heighten or displace experience and referential codes.


Articulate project space backroom
497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt NSW 2040 Australia

2.3.20

Opening Friday 6 March 6-8pm: WAHLVERWANDTSCHAFTEN

Sydney Art Exchange

Open 11am - 5pm Fri - Sun, 7 - 15 March 2020
Opening event Friday 6 March 6-8pm

Sydney Art Exchange artists are Corinne Brittain, Elke Wohlfahrt, Eleanor Er, Kerry MacAulay and Anya Pesce. 

WAHLVERWANDTSCHAFTEN (ELECTIVE AFFINITIES) is our response to the bushfire crisis in our country. We also wish to draw attention to the political and personal responses to climate change and climate catastrophe.


Sydney Art Exchange Have a Mask 23 January 2020





















The P2 mask has become a symbol of personal protection in our time of vulnerability. It has brought the consequences of bushfires into our urban environment and now has also become indicative of a world-wide health crisis. 

It evokes a pervading sense of unprecedented danger. With the use of masks, we acknowledge the powerful articulation of sympathy and compassion, both nationally and internationally, toward those affected.

Wahlverwandtschaften is the title of a book by the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He describes the feelings of sympathy or attraction towards a particular idea, attitude or person. We relate to these concepts because our whole community is drawn together, and seeks protection in the face of impending crisis. 

1.3.20

PROXIMITY 2020 is open till Sunday 1 March

Open 29 Feb-1 March 11am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday

PROXIMITY2020 ROOMSHEET HERE

PROXIMITY 2020 showsthe work of artists who are currently students of the National Art School who have selected this workshop as part of their participation in the 2020 Margaret Olley National Art School Drawing Week, which is the school's warm-up to the start of semester.

These artists are Freddy Anderson-Lingo, Caitlin Broe, Kim Bennett, Ana Butron, Quinn Chen, Yalan Chen, Julia Harris, Luke Kennedy, Sabine Le Tourneau, Sara Mugnes, Jeni Mulvey , Alicja Socha, Imogen Romot-smith, Sophia Ryerson, Calvin Sawada-Jorgensen, Nell Thomson, Lesley Wengembo, Elle Wickens and Belinda Yee


Documentation of artwork made in PROXIMITY2020 will be shown in the Rayner Hoff Project Space at the National Art School, Darlinghurst,  23-26 March, opening Wed 25 March 5.30pm

foreground: L: Kim  Bennett, Luke Kennedy

L: Lesley Wengembo, R: Kim Bennett and Jeni Mulvey

Lower floor: Elle Wickens, L:  Imogen Romot-smith; top back:  Quinn Chen and Calvin Sawada-Jorgensen

 Freddy Anderson-Lingo


Jeni Mulvey

Jeni Mulvey

 Kim Bennett and Jeni Mulvey

 Sophia Ryerson


L-R: Belinda Yee,   Sabine Le Tourneau

Yalan Chen

 Kim Bennett

Luke Kennedy

 Imogen Romot-smith