In the context of the international 2019 edition of the wrong biennale, GreenCube Gallery presents Gallery.Delivery, both a group exhibition and a performance that can be ordered online, format conceived by Sebastian Schmieg, and curated by Silvio Lorusso.
It will be delivered by bike courier in a “White Cube” bag to a given address, where it will be temporarily installed for about an hour. As the Internet increasingly penetrates every corner of our lives, this is giving rise to a mindset where we expect immediate availability in all aspects of our material world, triggered by a simple click or tap.
Gallery.Delivery applies this promise of immediate availability to the exhibition space and the format of the group show. However, unlike with normal delivery services, the courier doesn’t stop at the doorstep; instead, he enters the private home where he sets up the exhibition and offers the works for sale. In this moment, the process of setting up the exhibition takes centre stage as a performative aspect of the show.
In the context of the wrong biennale, Gallery Delivery Milan will be presented as an on-demand embassy pavilion that will take place in Milan everytime and everywhere users will place an order using the www.gallerydeliverymilan.it website.
(from the press release)
exhibition format byi Sebastian Schmieg, curated by Silvio Lorusso
hosted and produced by Green Cube Gallery within the Wrong Biennale | Local partnership: ParcoGaller
Artisti Luigi Amato – Enrico Boccioletti – Guendalina Cerruti – Kamilia Kard – Lorem – Rachele Maistrello – Filippo Minelli – Parasite 2.0 – Elena Radice – The Cool Couple
Green Cube Gallery is a nomadic online/offline artist-run space run founded by Guido Segni and Matìas Ezequiel Reyes in 2017. It aims to flow in and out of the digital screen in order to stress the limits and the relationship between virtual and real. In the end art is not a collection of objects, it is a collection of events and states. Like states of matter, URL and IRL aren’t opposite but just two distinct forms in which matter can exist under different conditions.
Sebastian Schmieg examines the algorithmic circulation of images, texts and bodies. At the centre of his practice are playful interventions into found systems that explore the hidden – and often absurd – realities behind the glossy interfaces of our networked society. In particular, he investigates the blurring boundaries between human and software, individual and crowd, as well as labor and leisure. Schmieg works in a wide range of media such as video, website, installation, artist book, custom software and lecture performance. Schmieg’s works have been shown at, among others, The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Rhizome, New York; Transmediale, Berlin; HeK, Basel; NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf; Panke Gallery, Berlin. He lives and works in Berlin and Dresden.
Silvio Lorusso’s work focuses on the cultures and rhetorical regimes embedded in techno-social systems. He deals with the narratives and counternarratives that define platforms, devices interfaces. By doing so, he engages with the tensions surrounding notions of , productivity, autonomy, self-design, entrepreneurialism, precarity failure. Lorusso’s practice combines various media such as video, website, artist’s book, installation, lecture. This activity is further stimulated by writing essays, curating exhibitions and organizing public programs. In 2018 he published his first book entitled Entreprecariat: siamo tutti imprenditori. Nessuno è al sicuro. (Krisis). His work has been presented at, among other venues, MaXXI, Rome; Transmediale, Berlin; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Kunsthalle Wien; NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf.