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Plan Un-plan

Outside Architecture

  • 15th July - 9th September
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery

The latest in an occasional series of exhibitions where the Stephen Lawrence Gallery presents art in dialogue with architecture. Previously these have taken the form of two-person shows, where an artist has exhibited alongside an architect or architectural practice. In this case we have invited artist collective “Outside Architecture” to work in conversation with the building itself and with aspects of architectural practice connected with planning social space.

From a social perspective an architecture (in the broadest sense of the word) that does not possess the potential to ‘un-plan’ itself will be experienced as static and predictable; and alternatively, spaces that do deviate from a plan carry the potential to have productive effects on experience, stimulating new forms of sensing relations in space.

Each work in this exhibition possesses its own internal and organised rigour. How these organised systems may come to change or transform is the subject of the exhibition. Thus, the exhibition itself is conceived as an experiment in the sense that the activation of the ‘unplanned’ is contingent on a kind of choreographing between the individual parts.

Planning and the avoidance of the unpredictable clearly matter in our shared environment and in many other areas of day to day life. An artwork that carries the potential to produce something in excess of a plan won’t mitigate the need or necessity for order, but it might de-position the hold of structured determination in all areas of life.

The exhibition opening is from 6-8pm on Friday 14th July.

Incandescent: a performance by Bernice Donszelmann, Lucy Gunning and Helen Robertson Saturday 22nd July,  10am – 5:30pm.

Plan Un-plan is organized by Outside Architecture.

A review of the exhibition can be found in issue 31 of Elephant

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