Friday, June 5, 2015

Art as a Verb at Artspace, Sydney

Billy Apple and Alicia Frankovich are represented in Art as a Verb, which opened last night at Artspace, Sydney. Curated by Charlotte Day, Francis E Parker and Patrice Sharkey for Monash University of Art, the exhibition takes as its departure point the concept of art as action, presenting projects from the 1990s to the present challenge the traditional role of the artist and the site of the museum. What constitutes the work of an artists? How do the varying roles of artist (an instigator, facilitator, teacher, performer, consumer or visionary) for within broader society? And how does the museum support art forms that function beyond the art object?
Image: Alicia Frankovich, Not Yet Titled, 2014, stainless steel, Thera bands, drink bottle, shoe lace, 80 x 90 x 45 cm. Exhibition view, Kunstverein Hildeheim