What happens to artworks when they are hidden from view, waiting in vaults and archives?
For Next Wave Festival 2016 a storage site will transformed to an active site for viewing and experiencing contemporary art.
Examining the relationship between artwork, its documentation, and viewing spaces, shadow sites explores how art is understood both within and outside of the gallery. Blurring the boundary between the places artworks are put to rest and those where they are set on stage, the artists in shadow sites occupy the Centre for Contemporary Photography and National Storage Collingwood. Seven artists working with photography, sculpture and language present new site responsive works that explore the relationship between original and document, tracing stages of production and display while referencing personal and museological histories.
For the duration of the exhibition, the storage facility is transformed into an active space for viewing and experiencing contemporary art.
shadow sites is developed through Next Wave‘s Emerging Curators Program.
An online version of the shadow sites catalogue can be found here.
shadow sites opening, National Storage Collingwood
all image credits: Alan Weedon
shadow sites walking tour
All image credits: Zan Wimberly
Léuli Eshraghi leulieshraghi.com
Catherine Evans catherineevans.com.au
Grace Herbert graceherbert.com
Sophie Neate sophieneate.com
James Tylor jamestylor.com
Rudi Williams rudi-williams.com
Elmedin Zunic elmedinzunic.com