Studies for an ExhibitionCurator's Series #4. Mathieu Copeland
David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
07.04.2011 – 11.06.2011
Mathieu Copeland is the fourth guest curator invited by The David Roberts Art Foundation to be part of the Curators' Series. Following a desire to not fix in form an exhibition to be, Studies for an Exhibition brings together practices that explore the possibilities of immateriality and the temporal nature of an art object. The question of time and accumulation is adamant to an exhibition that considers a recycling of our current reality as the means to generate transitory new forms.
The exhibition features works and new commissions by Elena Bajo, Emma Bjornesparr, Julia Rometti and Victor Costales, Gustav Metzger, Roman Opalka, Karin Sander and Niele Toroni.
Mathieu Copeland has also edited a new publication, the third volume of his series entitled An Exhibition to Hear Read/Une Exposition à être lue. The publication features specially commissioned text based artworks by Robert Barry, Jarrod Fowler, Nicolas Garait, Karl Holmqvist, Bethan Huws, David Medalla, Yann Sérandour, Cally Spooner, and Sue Tompkins, which will be read out throughout the show.
Mathieu Copeland (b. 1977, lives in London) is an independent curator, writer and lecturer. Among other projects, he has co-curated the exhibition VOIDS, A Retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and at the Kunsthalle in Bern. In 2010, he curated The Continuous Exhibition (echo) at the CNEAI, and Une Exposition (du) Sensible (an exhibition of the sensitive) at the Synagogue de Delme.