Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir Kelly at the Glasgow International
Presented as part of Glasgow International 2014.
Kelly is an expanded exhibition, produced under the conditions of shared authorship. The exhibition is the result of artists Allison Gibbs, Jennifer Bailey, Tessa Lynch and Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir’s establishment of a working group and interest in the advantages and disadvantages of the group dynamic, confession, sharing expectations, friendship, personal ambition and the issues of asserting individuality among others.
1. Kelly is an exhibition of shared authorship that considers the contemporary conditions of art making under the auspices of collaboration.
2. Kelly is an image of a whole built from fragments. Export as variety pack.
3. Kelly is a cottage industry.
4. Kelly is the result of an awkward choreography of technology and time management that attempts to produce a collective understanding and sensation of authenticity. Art is compartmentalised, bisected and redirected by living: a pliable entity shoved in between other parts of life.
5. Kelly is the clean face of practices propped and positioned by smartphones, interdependency, hydration, tax returns, trail mix, daily horoscopes and a familiar pressure beneath the ribcage.
6. Kelly is Jennifer Bailey, Allison Gibbs, Tessa Lynch and Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir. They worked together on Fall Scenes (2013), which was about life permeating the exhibition space: fallscen.es.
With support from The Arches.
Unit 26-27 (first floor)
140 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3DU
Monday to Saturday 12 – 5, closed Sunday