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500 Capp: David Ireland – The Condition Where Art Would Disappear
June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
THE CONDITION WHERE ART WOULD DISAPPEAR
Opening June 24, 2023
Exhibition run: June 24 – December 16, 2023
THE CONDITION WHERE ART WOULD DISAPPEAR brings out some of David Ireland’s most iconic works to explore questions surrounding conceptual art and the issues artists confront when deep in studio work. The rooms of the House will be populated with works that will, for the first time since 500 Capp Street’s public opening, reconstruct what was in these spaces when Ireland was working and living at 500 Capp Street from 1974 to 2004. These iconic tableaux will illuminate how Ireland navigated between the correlation of work and site and will cast light on the point in his work where the studio became the central object of the art itself. On view will be such treasures as Marcel B. (1980-1994), a cascade of sardine cans that serve as a pun-like homage to fellow artist Marcel Broodthaers; Ireland’s sculptural tribute to Yves Klein; and his South China Chairs (1979), arranged as they were with the well-known Broom Collection with Boom (1978/1988) between them.