Curated by Artist Liane lang and George Major, co-founder of the itinerant gallery Squid & tabernacle, as part of the Geographies of the Artist's Studio programme. Funded by West London Story and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Studio Pop-Up, 2012
Cardboard, paint, glue, hinges
250x 280x170 cm
Annabelle Moreau's investigation into the studio used by American abstract painter Michael Moon in the run-up to his 1976 exhibition at the Tate has informed an ongoing collaboration with Kaho Kojima. For Vis Loci the pair has built Studio Pop-Up, a life-size reconstruction of an idealized studio which reflects the precariousness of the artist's workspace. Studio Pop-Up is a studio that can be easily collapsed and relocated in its entirety. In reality artists often have to pack up and move their work materials at short notice causing great disruption to the artit's work; Studio Pop-up was itself constructed in a temporary improvised studio and the building which once housed Michael Moon's studio has long since been redeveloped as a residential space.
George Major, Squid & Tabernacle