I have three new works in the "do it" exhibit. See them Friday night - I'll post them here Friday night for those of you who can't make it to the show.
"do it" Exhibition
May 6 - July 29, Philip J. Steele Gallery
do it is a unique exhibition that centers on the notion of interpretation as an artistic principle. Starting with a manual of written, do-it-yourself instructions compiled from internationally renowned artists, the idea is for other artists to carry out the instructions and re-imagine the procedures from their own individual perspectives. These procedures range from household chores and recipes to random social activities and abstract concepts. They can be as complex as Tacita Dean’s directions for finding a four leaf clover or as simple as Louise Bourgeois’ invitation to smile at a stranger.
In the same way a sheet of music remains static until it is played, the instructions in do it lie dormant until they are once again brought to life by another artist. No two translations of the same instructions are ever identical. At the conclusion of the exhibition, all work must be destroyed. This reinforces the exhibition’s emphasis on interpretation rather than consumerism.
Originated by Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist in the 1990s, do it has been carried out in cities throughout the world. RMCAD’s do it exhibition will feature a pool of more than 30 regional artists including graphic designers, musicians, museum directors, gallery owners, and several RMCAD alumni.
Interpreted and curated by Cortney Stell, Gallery Director.
Friday, May 6, 6 - 9 pm
Philip J. Steele Gallery
The following is a list of participating artists and the artists whose instructions they have chosen to interpret:
|Participating artist:||Following the instructions of:|
|Xi Zhang||Jay Chung|
|Yumi Roth||Rirkrit Tiravanija or Maria Eichhorn|
|Brandon Bultman||Elmgreen & Dragset|
|Mario Zoots||Jonas Mekas|
|Nathan Abels||Deimantas Narkevicius|
|Rian Kerrane||Louise Bourgeois|
|Tsehai Johnson||Febrice Hybart|
|Gregory Hayes||Lygia Pape|
|Bill Amundson||Febrice Hybart|
|Amanda Gordon Dunn||John Baldessari|
|Virginia Folkestad||Tobias Rehberger|
|Homare Ikeda||Carten Holler or Mona Hatoum|
|Viviane LeCourtois||Rirkrit Tiravanija|
|Laleh Mehran||Deimantas Narkevicius|
|Nick Silici||Bruce Nauman|
|Duncan Malashock||Elmgreen & Dragset|
|Jon Rafman||Pablo Azul|
|Michelle Baldwin||Joan Brossa|
|Adam Lerner||Christian Marclay|
|Ryder Ripps||John Baldessari|
|Colin Ward||Maria Eichhorn|
|Rori Knudtson||Carsten Holler|
|Alicia Ordal||Hassan Khan|
|Phil Bender||Jonathan Horowitz|
|Daniel Hipólito||Marjetica Potrc|
|Rick Griffith||Yoko Ono|
|Isaac Linder||Tino Sehgal or Soo Ja Kim|
|Fernando Arambul||Paul McCarthy|
|David Fodel & Paco Proano||Yoko Ono|
To learn more, please visit the do it website.