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Cell Project Space: Céline Condorelli - Revision, Part II
an adjustable spatial setting for ARTSCHOOL/UK 2010
- 31 Mar 2010 to 4 Apr 2010

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31 Mar 2010 to 4 Apr 2010
Open Fri.-Sun. 12-6pm or by appointment
Cell Project Space
258 Cambridge Heath Road
E2 9DA
United Kingdom
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Artists in this exhibition: Céline Condorelli

Revision, Part II

an adjustable spatial setting for ARTSCHOOL/UK 2010

Céline Condorelli

Launch Wednesday 31st March 2010 6.30-9pm
Open until Sunday April 4th 12-6pm
Late opening Thursday 1st April until 9pm

“An art school can be thought of as an art project. An art project can be thought of as a thinking site, functioning as a springboard from which ideas and concepts can be brought back to the notion of an art school, and give it new form and direction”

(Haris Pellapaisiotis, Speaking Thoughts: On an Art School).

In 2009, John Reardon founded ARTSCHOOL/UK (refer to and in collaboration with Sabine Hagmann and Johannes Maier, has developed a project which begins from a place of not knowing what artists need to know to make what artists make as art. In this spirit of not knowing, ARTSCHOOL/UK attempts to create an environment in which a range of interests and influences can be brought together.

Céline Condorelli will present Revision, Part II, which will function as the spatial setting for ARTSCHOOL/UK to take place in, as both an art project and a thinking site. The becoming of ARTSCHOOL/UK is an ongoing and dynamic process, which Revision, Part II within the context of Cell Project Space creates the physical framework for. Designed as a 7 unit modular based system, the work is intended to be used in a number of different ways. The mobility of the units will enable physical flexibility, creating opportunity for participants and contributors to invent scenarios and possibilities for how to speak and learn together. A revision of elevation furniture, originally made to be stepped on to reach elevated knowledge, i.e. books in libraries, Revision, Part II will transform the gallery into a learning space, hosting more collective forms of spectatorship, discussion and exchange, and allowing a range of encounters to take place. Each unit can be utilised as a communal desk and bench, or joined up to others to create an auditorium or performance space, with multiple transitional states between the formal and the ad-hoc, between set-ups reminiscent of Greek tragedies to just sitting on the library steps. Condorelli plays with historical contexts of learning but reverses established conventions by presenting an open-ended approach, and with it an invitation for reinvention in which the setting itself is part of a learning process. The work can be flat-packed for easy transportation to the future incarnations of ARTSCHOOL/UK.

Céline Condorelli works with art and architecture, is the author/editor of 'Support Structures' on Sternberg Press, 2009, and one of the founding directors of Eastside Projects, Birmingham. Recent exhibitions include special commissions for 'Generosity is the new political' at Wysing Arts, Cambridge, and 'And the columns held us up' at Artists Space, New York City (2009), 'Park Nights', Serpentine (2009), 'Far-West', Arnolfini (2008), ‘Hidden Curriculum’, Casco, Utrecht (2007), GIL Biennial, Ghuang Zhou, Shanghai, Beijing, (2007), 4'33'', Magazin 4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, (2007), 'theatre pieces', Tate Triennial (2006), 'Alterity Display', O'Hana gallery, London (2004). Long term projects include developing Support Structure phase 1-10, with Artist-Curator Gavin Wade (2003-2009), and previously taxionomy with artist Beatrice Gibson. Celine Condorelli has been teaching since 2000 (UEL, LMU) and is PhD candidate in Research Architecture, Goldsmiths College London.

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