Can objects be separated from how they are shown, repaired, treated, classified, owned and valued? In its first iteration, Temple Talks invites artist and architect Céline Condorelli, whose practice is fueled by an ongoing research into the ways things are shown and mediated. The artist’s long-standing interest in modes of display and structures of support has taken many forms, from books and exhibitions to performative lectures and architectural interventions. With Support Structures (2009), for example, Condorelli dedicated a whole volume to the subject, exploring support as a structure in and of itself, as a thing and a relationship. More recently, she curated The Display Show (2015-16), an exhibition in three parts, further investigating notions of display through radical practices from twentieth century artists, designers and architects, in addition to the ideas of contemporary artists. On the occasion of Temple Talks, Condorelli will depart from her “conversation piece” of choice, a ball for cricket practice, eliciting further conversations to unfold at La Loge.
Céline Condorelli (°1974, lives and works in London) is an artist, writer and architect, as well as a founding member of Eastside Projects, an artist-run space and public gallery in Birmingham (UK). Recent exhibitions include : Display Show Part 3, Stroom Den Haag, Netherlands (2016); How Institutions Think, LUMA Arles, Arles, France (2016); A Million Lines, XII Baltic Triennial, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland (2016); Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2015); Function follows vision, vision follows reality, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2015) ; Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2014); bau bau, GfZK, Leipzig, Germany (2014); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2014).