Thursday, 24 March 2011

THE DRAWING - Wimbledon Space, London

the drawing collective
// Michele Drascek  Manca Bajec  Emma Moore  Milia Xin Bi //


Collective / Interview / Gallery Visit / Money / Value / Authorship / Misunderstandings / Determination / Unfinished / The impossibility of the display of absolute knowledge-understanding.

"You don't understand the meaning of my gesture". We have been caught up in an endless cycle of idea, pursuit, discovery and advancement - how to convey the fact that for four months four individuals worked consistently with the idea of purchasing one artwork. Throughout this process, the act of doing/pursuing becomes all consuming and overshadows the act of presentation or exhibition. In a desperate attempt to reconcile the two, 'doing' exhausts itself to the point of displaying incomprehensible lines of enquiry and discovery.
Tangled in a mess of correspondences and miscommunication lie an archive of lived experience: impossible to be accurately displayed, unlikely to be repeated, definitely to be continued.

the drawing at Wimbledon Space:

the drawing collective would like to thank the following for their contribution to the project:

Donald Smith
David Medalla
Stephen Farthing
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Jason Brown
Rober Lee
Nicola Shane
Haroon Mizra
Antony Hudek
Isobel Whitelegg
Joseph Heatcott
Donald Moore
David Dibosa
Richard Boyd
Clare Mitte
Mary Doyle
Philip Athill
Oisin Merrins
Neil Cummings
Guy Brett
Tom Rooth
Ellie Pitkins
Rydal Hanbury
Sarah Catherine Gifford
Christina Gassner
David Garcia
Gustavo Grandal-Montenero

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

WLSRP exhibition set up in Chelsea Space



by Stephen Willats

In the early 1970’s Stephen Willats developed a new project which revolutionised art and its reception and created a prototype for the future of art practice. The work was called The West London Social Resource Project and its aim was to be socially responsible, self organising, inclusive, and community-based to reflect societal values, behaviour, contextual language, and environment and to encourage those normally excluded from “high” culture to participate.
This is a unique opportunity to see this work, that has informed the agenda of much of current art practice, on display in London for the first time in over thirty years. Stephen Willats has generously collaborated with us and Special Collections Librarian, Gustavo Grandal Montero, to create a new installation of the Public Monitor devised especially for CHELSEA space.

(excerpt from Chelsea Space press release)

Installing WLSRP in Chelsea Space 

Stephen Willats

Director of exhibitions: Donald Smith
Assistant curators: Michele Drascek, Barbara Elting

Private view: Tuesday 8th March 2011, 6 – 8.30pm

08.03.11 - 09.04.11
Opening time
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Visit the Chelsea Space official website:

Monitoring Stephen Willats on Chelsea Space Blog: