Articulate Backroom

Mediated Displacement: Shifting curatorial rhetoric and meaning

A Backroom Project facilitated by William Seeto


Adrian Hall, Untitled (field)_2020
Preview - Saturday & Sunday, 7 & 8 and 14 & 15 March 2020, 12-4pm
Open Hours: 11am-5pm, Friday-Sunday, 7-15 March 2020

Barbara Halnan, Meander_2020
Preview - Saturday & Sunday, 21 & 22 and 28 & 29 March 2020, 12-4pm
Open Hours: 11am-5pm, Friday-Sunday, 21-29 March 2020

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 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 Backroom is located at the back of Articulate project space and available for artists, curators etc to rent for individual projects that synchronise with Articulate's program (whose 2020 dates can be seen here) or for longer term rental (with more detail here).