I See Doors of Opportunity Where There Are No Doors
David Sherry (curated by Giulia Colletti)
Thur 17th August 2017 6–9pm
Opening night performance at 7.00pm
Friday 18th – Sunday 20th August
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th August
12.00 – 6.00pm Daily
Taking its cue from the pamphlet, ‘Exhaustion et Exuberance’ by critic Jan Verwoert, this exhibition of existing and new works by David Sherry pivots on the pressure to perform in the knowledge economy, the contradictions defining success, and the disruptive effect of nonsense humour. After an opening performance by the artist, a comedic prop triggers an anthology of small-scale works, requiring the preposterous labour of audience and invigilators.
David Sherry (Northern Ireland, 1974) is a Glasgow based visual artist. In his performances, such as ‘Get Cancelled’, (Guest Projects, London, 2017), ‘Elite Receipt’ (Manifesta11, Zürich, 2016); ‘Total Crap’ (GoMA, Glasgow, 2015), Sherry addresses the conundrums of commodification, taking to extremes daily oddities. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Epiphany of Insignificance’, Golden Thread, Belfast 2016; ‘One Million Years of Laughter’, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2015.
Giulia Colletti (Italy, 1993) is a curator and a writer. She has worked for La Biennale di Venezia, OFF Biennale Budapest, and most recently as co-curator at The Hunterian. She is the founder of Falte Projects.
This exhibition is presented by Falte Projects (Giulia Colletti), is part of Civic Room Open and MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) of The Glasgow School of Art and University of Glasgow Degree Show, is supported by Patricia Fleming Projects, and is sponsored by Cass Art.
Wed 16th Aug
General Performer’s Guide to the Galaxy – induction for invigilators and audience on how to perform like David Sherry.
Thur 17th Aug
In-vigilation #1– artists James St Findlay and Harry Maberly re-enacts David Sherry’s performances
A Triangle of Success – David Sherry’s opening performance
Sat 26th Aug
In-vigilation #2– artist/invigilator Harry Maberly re-enacts David Sherry’s performances