Eight Days

July 1, 2007 - July 8, 2008

Over the course of one year, Ingleby Gallery's 10th in existence, there were 26 exhibitions at the old address - 6 Carlton Terrace. Envisaged as a series of collaborations, each presented the work of a contemporary artist in relation to something else: be that the work of another artist (historical or contemporary); an object; a film; a piece of music etc. Artists were invited and asked to consider showing a single work, or a group of works, in this context. Each "pairing" lasted just 8 days, opening on one Saturday, and closing at the end of the next.

 

The resultant pairings were as follows:

 

Roger ACKLING & Richard LONG

Sean SCULLY & Alberto GIACOMETTI

Rachel WHITEREAD & Robert Burns' breakfast table

David BATCHELOR & Nikolai SUETIN

Francesca WOODMAN & Richard SERRA

James HUGONIN & Howard Skempton

Garry FABIAN MILLER & Edmund De WAAL

Richard FORSTER & Richard ARTSCHWAGER

Ian Hamilton FINLAY & Cerith WYN EVANS

Thomas JOSHUA COOPER & David BELLINGHAM

Tommy GRACE & Kate OWENS

Marine HUGONNIER & Matthias FAYOS

Ceal FLOYER & Dan FLAVIN

Brian CATLING & the head of 'Bobby Awl'

Howard HODGKIN & Edward DEGAS

Susan DERGES & Hildegard von Bingen

Alexander GORLIZKI & C.19th Indian Magic Spells

David AUSTEN & Man RAY Ori GERSHT & Jan Breughel the Elder

Andrew GRASSIE & Daniel BUREN

Ian DAVENPORT & The Simpsons

Cornelia PARKER & Marcel BROODTHAERS

Jonathan MONK & Keith ARNATT

Peter LIVERSIDGE & FISCHLI + WEISS

Callum INNES & Hiroshi SUGIMOTO

Richard WRIGHT & Samuel BECKETT

 

Inherent in this project, and crucial to it, was a desire on our part not to be prescriptive, merely to set the scene and create a space for potential conversations and unexpected pairings, both within the individual installations and across the year as a whole. In doing this, we hoped that the project in its entirety would take people by surprise and question their expectations of how a gallery like ours operates. This sequence of 26 shows was our entire exhibition program for the year.

 

In September 2008, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge will hold 'Conversations', reprising many of these pairings as a group exhibition. For more details visit www.kettlesyard.co.uk