Hales Gallery is delighted to announce Michael Smith's participation in MANIFESTA 11, the European biennial of contemporary art in Zurich, Switzerland.
Michael Smith is part of the historical exhibition: 'Sites Under Construction, Professions in the Art World.' Blame Van Gogh, but the myth of the artist as a romantic loner persists. Yet for half a century artists have been hard at work deconstructing this idea. Representations of positions within the art world exhibited are like credits at the end of a feature film. They demonstrate that the artist holds just one place in a complex hierarchy - from exhibition invigilator to curator, studio intern to art advisor. For those within this industry - and it is an industry - this is an affectionate if satirical mirror; for those outside, it uncloaks the many people who strive to lend an artwork value and meaning.
'Professions in the Art World'
11 June - 18 September 2016
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