Gallery.Delivery by Sebastian Schmieg | presented by Roehrs & Boetsch in Berlin
GALLERY.DELIVERY is both a group exhibition and a performance that can be ordered online. It will be delivered by bike courier in a "White Cube" courier bag to the address stipulated in the order, where it will be temporarily installed.
Roehrs & Boetsch presents Gallery.Delivery by Sebastian Schmieg
Berlin, 22-30 Sep 2018
The Zurich gallery Roehrs & Boetsch and Berlin-based artist Sebastian Schmieg have teamed up to realise Gallery.Delivery, a group exhibiton and performance that will make its debut in the context of the Berlin Art Week (Berlin, Germany - 26/30 September).
Gallery.Delivery is both a group exhibition and a performance that can be ordered online. It will be delivered by bike courier in a "White Cube" courier bag to the address stipulated in the order, where it will be temporarily installed.
As the Internet increasingly penetrates every corner of our lives, this is giving rise to a mindset where we expect immediate availability in all aspects of our material world. The only supposed requirement is a computer and an Internet connection. And yet it is real workers who wash our clothes, make sure our meals arrive on our tables on time, and ensure that the countless rental bikes are redistributed across the city while we sleep.
Gallery.Delivery applies the promise of immediate availability to the exhibition space and the format of the group show. However, unlike with normal delivery services, the couriers don't stop at the doorstep; instead, they enter the private home where they set up the exhibition and offer the works for sale. In this moment, the process of setting up the exhibition takes centre stage as a performative aspect of the show.
Gallery.Delivery – Your favourite artists, delivered
Idea and concept by Sebastian Schmieg
Participating artists: Banz & Bowinkel, Aram Bartholl, Nadja Buttendorf, Bastiaan de Nennie, Andy Kassier, Olia Lialina, Silvio Lorusso, Jonas Lund, Shawn Maximo, !Mediengruppe Bitnik & Low Jack, Milena Milosavljevic, Peggy Pehl and Grażyna Roguski