The starting point of the work I am going to make for Te Uru is Billy Apple’s The Cut Away. To quote from Te Uru’s website, ‘This is part of an ongoing series, started in the 1970s, in which Apple has critiqued the ways that exhibition spaces function. In doing so, he makes the institutional context the subject of his work, and therefore the gallery itself becomes the work’.
While the area that The Cut Away occupies is not available as a potential display area, the notion that the building’s architecture can be the work is an intriguing and powerful one.
Watch this space.