Friday, May 14, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
10am - Midnight
Sunday, May 16, 2010
10am - 6pm
Artists Space participated in No Soul For Sale at Tate Modern with a project by British artist Jeremy Deller entitled Local Artist. Deller designed a black-and-white sticker (2 x 6 ½ in.) with the phrase “Local Artist” to be produced in an edition of 50,000 and piled in mounds throughout Tate’s Turbine hall, available for the public to take away for free.
In a time of global art production, institutions, presentations and market, Deller’s stickers reflect on the changing notion of "the local," mirroring concerns inherent to alternative art spaces such as Artists Space, and others participating in No Soul For Sale, many of which have been historically ingrained in "the local." Local Artist reconsiders the role and function of such independent and agile organizations within a deterritorialized global art community. Distributed at an international event such as No Soul For Sale, with participants coming from over 25 countries, the sticker inevitably changes meaning wherever it may travel.
Jeremy Deller was born in London in 1966 and studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He acts as curator, producer and director of a broad range of projects, including orchestrated events, films and publications, which often draw attention to forms of culture on the fringes of the mainstream and reveal hidden histories. Deller was the 2004 recipient of Tate’s Turner Prize and lives and works in London.