Abstract Cabinet Show
26 September to 8 November 2009
Clarke & McDevitt presents
Heather & Ivan Morison
Malgras & Naudet Contemporary Zurich
Michael Takeo Magruder
Para/Site Art Space
Stone Canyon Nocturne
The Hut Project
Abstract Cabinet Show is a public sphere of groups, collaborations, galleries in galleries and other phenomena joined together to execute functional constructions and alter existing structures as a means of surviving in a capitalist economy. The gallery is to be a model adapted and exploited by artist activity in the spirit of Russian Constructivist El Lissitzky’s inspirational Abstract Cabinet rooms of 1926-28 Germany.
If previous gallery structures tended to lull you into passivity then the Abstract Cabinet demands, through its design, that you are active. This activity is a prompt for further work beyond the public space of the gallery into and onto the larger public sphere. This should be the purpose of the gallery as an Abstract Cabinet.