Testing Ground | Time Scale

Testing Ground | Time Scale
Robert Chilton, from the series, Love Vigilantes, 2010
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Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 January, 11am-7pm
Preview Friday 28 January, 6-10pm


This year’s collaboration between students from the MFA Curating at Goldsmiths College and the MA Curating Contemporary Art at Royal College of Art seeks to make visible the processes involved in exhibition-making and its accompanying notions of scale and duration. This changing display of works from the Zabludowicz Collection will be punctuated by a programme of artists’ commissions and interventions.

Working with the Zabludowicz Collection, a team of curators will be staging an exhibition of approximately twenty-five works from the Collection over the course of the weekend. Exhibited in three-hourly shifts, artworks will be added to and subtracted from the exhibition space. Exposing the curatorial process to public observation, viewers will be able to witness each different stage including discussion, selection of works, installation and de-installation.

A concurrent programme of artists’ commissions and interventions responding to the unique circumstances of Testing Ground’s temporal structure will run throughout the exhibition. Engaging with notions of time, space and sound, these works will exist along different time scales, from short durational performances to three-day installations.

Commissioned artists include Robert Chilton, Rosie Cooper, Meta Drcar and Dori Deng, Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf, Partial Index, S/Z, Euan Taylor, Julia Vogl, and Louise Weiss.

The exhibition’s opening event will be held on Friday 28 January from 6-10pm and will include a curatorial discussion regarding selected works from the Zabludowicz Collection, live performance and music.