The IMA is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Australia by Céline Condorelli, Corps à Corps.
Condorelli will treat the IMA spaces, both indoor and outdoor, as case-studies in what an exhibition can be, creating diverse environments where everything from climate to furniture are integral features. Visitors will feel the wind on their faces, be invited to play with past and future playgrounds, and, through a new video installation, be transported into fifteen disparate contexts where Condorelli’s works have served as support structures.
A public artwork for the IMA’s courtyard was developed in conjunction with the exhibition, together with Condorelli’s Brisbane-based collaborators, architect Dirk Yates, and landscape designer, Pete Shields. The project was co-commission by the IMA and the 11th Gwangju Biennale, with the support of the Keir Foundation and the Australian Government, Department of Communications and the Arts through Catalyst. The immersive structure provided shade and seating for visitors amongst native and naturalised plant species, and will remain in the courtyard until the end of 2020.
Condorelli is an artist who lives and works in London, UK and Milan, Italy; she is the author and editor of Support Structures, Sternberg Press (2009), and one of the founding directors of Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK. Recent exhibitions include bau bau, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy; The Company She Keeps, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Céline Condorelli, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK; Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium; Additionals, Project Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland; Things That Go Without Saying, Grazer Kunstverein, Austria; and Surrounded by the Uninhabitable, SALT Istanbul, Turkey.