An assistant is a person (or by extension a device) that helps another person accomplish their goals

Bearspace in association with Peer Sessions, presents an exhibition project entitled The Assistant. From 14th-29th May and 4th-19th June exhibitions will pair up an emerging artist, who will create the artwork, with an established artist who will instruct them. The established artist will send the emerging artist, or assistant, a list of rules one month prior to the exhibition opening, rules which will detail how the established artist wishes the work to be created and/or installed. This blog contains updates on their progress whilst a parallel page collects discussions around the idea of being an assistant and stories shared by other 'assistants' across the arts.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Exhibition Dates


In keeping with the concept of the show - laying open much of the process behind the staging of an exhibition, along with the actual exhibition itself - we are listing not just the dates that the show will be open to the public but also the outline of dates that we have to work with to get the show ready on time. This is our rough outline so far, although it needs to be fleshed out a little with publicity dates, sending out invites and releases, the organising of various things with the artists etc. More will follow, but this is the outline for now.

The Assistant 1:

  • Emerging Artist 1 to receive rules from established artist 14th April 2010Set-up: 9th-13th May 2010
  • Opening: 14th May 2010
  • Exhibition: 14th-29th May 2010
  • Take Down: 31st May 2010

  • Peer Sessions crit' group and public discussion event, featuring submitted video works in response to the exhibition context: 28th May 2010 in conjunction with Deptford Last Fridays

The Assistant 2:

  • Emerging Artist 2 to receive rules from established artist 4th May 2010Set-up: 1st June -3rd June 2010
  • Opening: 4th June 2010
  • Exhibition: 4th - 19th June 2010
  • Take Down: 21st June 2010

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