The discussion comes as part of Cell’s current exhibition A Partition, running to June 12, organised by Rebecca Lewin and featuring video piece ‘All Doors and No Exits’ by Josh Bitelli, which is installed across two locations: the gallery itself and The Old Operating Theatre, where the conversation will take place.
The artists will discuss two group-based projects: Norman’s Parasite (1997-8), which was “a self-organised activity that piggybacked specific art institutional infrastructures in exchange for content provision”, and Hansen’s ‘CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #1’ (2016) made with the artists Manuela Gernedel, Alan Michael, Georgie Nettell, Oliver Rees, Matthew Richardson, Gili Tal and Lena Tutunjian.
Taking as its model the difference between a partition and a parasite outlined in a text by Michael Serres, the exhibition and this discussion are centred around current thoughts that are arguably prevalent in Contemporary Art and amongst its artists about partitioning away from systems and providing alternatives contexts to make and be in, if not, at least, in the form of expressed desires.
See the Cell Project Space website for more details.**