Spectators, Tourists and Casual Passers-by
Galeria AdHoc, Vigo, Spain
P.V. 8.00 pm Thursday 12 March 2009
Exhibition runs until 2 May 2009
Cibic’s first solo show in Spain brings together a number of works and projects executed between 2006 and 2008 which all address participatory models of engagement and the contemporary condition with its doubt of the self-reflexive intention of artistic involvement.
All the works on display are a product of delegated execution, either by assigning an active role in the co-production of the artwork to the (primary) participatory audience, or by delegating the execution of the work to a third party (such as police sketchers, craftsmen etc).
By equipollating the viewer of an artwork within a museum alongside a mere passer-by in a transitory space Cibic questions the possible connections of art with social relations, especially those which, due to their context-specific attributes, ask questions of possible formulations of geo-political exoticisms.