GUTS is 153 meters of white floor-to-ceiling curtains and the space they enclose. GUTS is also what transpires in this space: a program of art exhibitions, readings, and performances. The soft walls diffuse light, dampen sound, and require creative hanging. They are temporary and transient, deployed only when needed and portable by suitcase. When unfurled, GUTS becomes a site of political and aesthetic digestion. To take digestion as the guiding principle for an exhibition space is to acknowledge that it takes time to process art and that making or consuming art is not always productive. Taste may determine what enters the digestive system, but the gut is responsible for sorting nutrients from waste. This task is imperfect and never-ending but it provides sustenance. GUTS invites viewers to ruminate and strives to offer energy for future exercise.
We hibernate till spring...
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We conceived Guts as a seasonal piece because we like the social encounters around exhibitions to be open, warm, and welcoming. At the same time, we strive to offer a focused and concentrated artistic experience. That’s why the opening takes place in the courtyard, while the exhibition is accessible by elevator. This distance allows us to see more.
Hibernation is part of our cycle and our economy. It reminds us that our resources are limited. And because we don’t want anyone to stay in a cold yard, we’re waiting for warmer days to return.
See you in spring!