Frieze!

‘Preview attendance is about (a) free drinks, (b) seeing the work, (c) supporting the exhibiting artist, (d) meeting your colleagues, (e) thinking that, by osmosis, being there will somehow lead to your own exhibition at this gallery! But whilst drinking the drinks, showing your face, standing outside on the pavement making up the numbers in someone else’s scene, it hits you: this gallery will never show your work. This gallery has nothing to do with you. You’ve got nothing to do with this gallery. The recognition of these truths is critical. Out on the pavement you realise that you are surrounded by your own scene. There is only so much room inside, but the good thing is that outside the space is unlimited.’ 

–  from ‘City Racing: The Life and Times of an Artist-run Gallery’

 


04.10.13