Exhibitions2018Dialogues With A Collection

Dialogues With A Collection

30 Jun 18

Laure Genillard Gallery

Dialogues with A Collection presented a stage of relationships between artists and the collection of Laure Genillard. Eleven artists were invited to engage with different works from the collection with either a newly constructed or an existing work, creating a trail of impromptu correspondences across the gallery space.

Artists included from the collection: Sebastian Diaz Morales, Dean Hughes, Elisa Sighicelli, Martin Creed, Frank Heath, Peter Downsbrough, Syvie Fleury, Stephen Willats, David Connearn, Yoko Ono and Tomma Abt.

Invited artists: Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, David Connearn, Lucy Heyward, Dean Hughes, Gerhard Lang, Isabelle Lartault, George Henry Longly, Sarah Staton, Name Surname, Gavin Turk and Grace Weir.

Italian for “do it yourself tapestry”, Turk’s Arazzo Fan Da Te (2012) is exactly what it says on the box. Embroidered by Laure Genillard over the course of several weeks, the DIY kit was sent with a set of instructions to create a Gavin Turk tapestry in the form of a ‘string-agram’ of the artist’s name in capital letters. The tapestry is a repeat of Turk’s homage to Italian conceptual artist Alighiero Boetti, who, using this typeface, created poetic tapestries investigating identity through collaboration and multiplication.