Movable Feast

Gemma Barton

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


Movable Feast: Both made and consumed by people, contemporary art is a moveable feast: the picking up and the putting down, the spills and the mess, the tasting of complimentary combinations and the experience of interacting with constituent parts. It needs a mat, a surface, an ever-evolving ‘platform’ that need not be white, meek or bleek - the space/place should be functional but above all should enhance the engagement between art and audience.The experience of creative work begins prior to the art itself being viewed thus the idea of the traditional gallery must evolve and adapt in tandem with artistic innovation and experiential linguistics. The movable feast is best when everybody brings something to the table, when depth of experience is shared and enjoyed in an open environment - when it is comfortable. [Exhibition abstract] The ideas on the wall were selected from a call to architects to destroy existing paradigms about art galleries in order to re-conceive of them and imagine the museums and galleries of the future. The jury selected 69 ideas out of the over 130 that were submitted. Several common themes are visible including ideas about itinerant galleries, mobile units, condoization, everyday life as art, accessibility and utlizing available spaces and structures. A number of unique and stand alone ideas are also among the display.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationToronto, Canada
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2014
Eventexhibition - Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (MOCCA), 2014
Duration: 5 Sept 2014 → …


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