Gavin Wade (b. 1971, lives and works in the U.K.) with Céline Condorelli and James Langdon


This exhibition project will be unfolded through an enquiry into forms of display, including an ongoing survey of radical display practices from the twentieth century, such as those of Franco Albini, Lina Bo Bardi, Frederick Kiesler, El Lissitzky, and Carlo Scarpa. These historical approaches will be considered through form and function and how they work in creating specific display conditions.

Display Show will evolve in time over a number of sites explicitly exhibiting the context specific nature of display – how it is always subject to change. In its first iteration at Dublin’s Temple Bar Gallery Display Show will propose permanent alterations to the physical fabric of the gallery, starting from propositions by Gavin Wade, Yelena Popova and Céline Condorelli made after historical displays, by designers including Frederick Kiesler, Herbert Bayer, Adolf Krischanitz, and Eileen Gray.

Second and third iterations will take place at Eastside Projects, Birmingham and Stroom Den Haag, Netherlands, later in 2015 and 2016 where Display Show will develop these approaches further by relating them to others, both from the ongoing material archive of the space, such as Carlo Scarpa’s panels for Palazzo Abatellis, Lina Bo Bardi’s museum display works, and Franco Albini’s plinths for Palazzo Rosso, and from a selection of new and recent artworks.

— Temple Bar Gallery website

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