Taking its cue from the pamphlet 'Exhaustion et Exuberance' by critic Jan Verwoert, this exhibition of existing and new works by David Sherry pivots on the pressure to perform in the knowledge economy, the contradictions defining success, and the disruptive effect of nonsense humour.
Within the former British Linen Bank, an expired symbol of commercial though often immaterial transactions, David Sherry presents a rich repertoire of new drawings, moving image, sound work, and re-enacted performances.The newly commissioned banner, which functions as theatrical prop for the opening night performance, triggers an anthology of small-scale works, produced by the artist within the last three years. The essence of these objects is revealed through the seemingly futile endeavours of the invigilators who will act to promote the work, performing their most persuasive strategies.
David Sherry (Northern Ireland, 1974) is a Glasgow based visual artist. In his performances, such as 'Get Cancelled', (Guest Projects, London, 2017), 'Elite Receipt' (Manifesta11, Zürich, 2016); 'Total Crap' (GoMA, Glasgow, 2015), Sherry addresses the conundrums of commodification, taking to extremes daily oddities. Recent solo exhibitions include 'Epiphany of Insignificance', Golden Thread, Belfast 2016; 'One Million Years of Laughter', Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2015.
Giulia Colletti (Italy, 1993) is a curator and a writer. She has worked for La Biennale di Venezia, OFF Biennale Budapest, and most recently as co-curator at The Hunterian. She is the founder of Falte Projects.
This exhibition is presented by Falte Projects (Giulia Colletti), is part of Civic Room Open and MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) of The Glasgow School of Art and University of Glasgow Degree Show, and is sponsored by Cass Art. Thanks to Patricia Flaming Projects
Thursday 17th August 6–9pm
Opening night performance at 7.00pm
Friday 18th – Sunday 20th August
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th August
12.00 – 6.00pm Daily
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