BSA Members Show – ‘Work in Progress’
For the third annual BSA Members Show in 2015, we will make all galleries at Bank Street Arts available to Green Members to make work ‘in situ’, simultaneously using the spaces as both working studios and galleries. How this will work in practice will be resolved by all of those taking part, with this negotiation being both the curatorial method and the means for establishing any rules or conditions of participation.
Our starting point will be the same as for previous shows: all members may participate and there will be a cut off date by which new Members must join up if they wish to participate (this may of course be after the start date of the show itself). In order to allow sufficient time for participants to create and make work, we are announcing the show and methodology early to facilitate planning both of the works (to be) created and time to be spent in the galleries. We will organise meetings about the show in the run up: for now, if you are participating, just let Tom know: firstname.lastname@example.org
We foresee the spaces being open to the public for the duration of the exhibition, though there could be an initial period solely set aside for the creation of work. We also foresee work being left in place throughout the duration of the exhibition once it has been started (whether exhibited or left on tables/easels etc), thereby muddying the water over the studio/gallery distinction. Finally, we foresee a week or so at the end of the show when all work created will be ‘finished’ and exhibited.
We do, however, accept that all of this is subject to the (collective) will and agreement of those involved. As such, the very methodology is a work in progress.