RED X MAS

4 – December 2014 – 4 January 2015

The most exciting exhibition I have ever been lucky enough to see was curated posthumously by John Cage. With the Museum of Modern Art, New York’s reserve collection at his disposal he had set out a system using the measurements of the gallery walls/floors and of course chance, whereby at pre-determined times works that were hung at certain positions within the gallery were moved to another spot entirely.

The whole of each wall was used, floor to ceiling and at one point I saw a Georgia O’Keefe abutting a Mondrian just above floor level (before one of them was removed to another part of the space). Video works were not immune – a Bruce Nauman monitor was moved to a completely different space, the group of people who were watching it following as the gloved invigilator wheeled it away.

This show, our RED X MAS, had no such elaborate system though inevitably chance had a role to play, as did whim, frustration and some hilarity. Maybe no-one will be pleased with where their piece was placed, maybe some will enjoy the game and enter into the spirit and find an order where there was none, an organising force where there was chaos… it’s up to you…

Clare Price, Mike Ryder, Guy Shoham, Nick Wild, Lucinda Oestreicher, Wiliam Wright, Nigel Grimmer, Etienne de Villiers, Ben Deakin, Marcus Cope, Laura Fishman, Tom Banks, Christopher Bond, Ben Hodge, Charlie Day, Alli Roberts, Ruth Solomons, Rosie West, Katherine Lubar, Lisa Ivory, Erika Wengenroth, Elisa Cantarelli, Stephen Harwood, David Sullivan, Anastasia Russa, Sacha Meaden, Tom Owen, Ruth Philo, Manette, Cathy Lomax, Claudia Boese, Tim Day, Tasleen Mulhall, Wendy Saunders, Peter Sylveire, Ruth Calland, Patrick Galway, Stephen Buckeridge, Lisa McKendrick, Jefford Horrigan, Dan Davis, Karl Bielik, Emma Tod, Anna Lytridou, Ceci Lombardi, Julie Bennett, Bridget Jackson, Mary Law, Mary Renner, Sue Kennington, Lucie Bennett, Suzanne Holtom, Euan Stewart, Paul Coombs, Yves Beaumont, Jacqui McIntosh, John Tiney, Nigel Grimmer, Graham Carrick, Rachael Reeves, Elizabeth Jardine, Cinzia Delnevo, Andrew Graves, Diana Palmer, Marion Piper, Durlabh Singh, Katy Wallwork, Liz Elton, Anna Rita da Pena, Andrew Woodyatt, Dijana Bekvalac, Jules Clarke, Sharon Hall, Andrew Woodyatt, Alison Berry, Hannah Birkett, Paula Macarthur, Tess Williams, Jasmine Creed, Eva Rudlinger, Steve Rosenthal, Peter Roseman, Andreas Petrou, Georgina Corrie, Amanda Benson, Joshua Raffell, Bol Marjoram, Asaki Kan, Richard Bateman, Domingo Arjonilla, Jonathan Hillson, Ross Walker, Morwenna Lake…